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  • For documents that are not in the VSB-TUO Central Library collections or among available e-resources.
  • Users can request a document or its copy and we will supply it by providing loan or photocopy from another library in the Czech Republic or abroad.
  • The requested document must be related to pedagogic, research or study activity.
  • The service is provided to registered library users:
    • free of charge for internal users (VSB-TUO employees, students, etc.),
    • charged for external users in accordance with the Price list.

Requests for inter-library loans

Fill in the form in the online catalogue, menu My account, button „ILL Request“.

Please, fill in this form as complete and accurate as possible, including document identifiers like ISBN, ISSN or DOI. Clear specification of your request will facilitate and accelerate its fulfillment.

Using inter-library loan service, users can request:

  • monographs, textbooks, proceedings, etc. - these requests are usually supported by loaning the original document;
  • articles, papers from journals, magazines, conference proceedings, etc. - these requests are usually fulfilled by providing a photocopy of a document;
  • loans of original documents for VSB-TUO students are provided for in-house use in reading room only.

Documents that cannot be supplied due to copyright or other restrictions:

loans of whole volumes or issues of journals, old and rare prints, manuscripts, CSN standards, audiovisual documents, some sources on CDs/DVDs; most of the Czech universities do not lend their theses.

Handling inter-library loan requests

  • The processing time of your request depends on the library that owns the original document.
  • Copies of articles are usually provided within 3–7 days.
  • Other requests are fulfilled within 7–14 days, but it can sometimes take a month or more.
  • Users are informed about their completed requests by e-mail or phone instantly.
  • Loan period of inter-library loans depends on conditions determined by the providing library. Common periods are about 30 days or 14 days for documents from libraries abroad.
  • Inter-library loans requested by VSB-TUO students are available for in-house use only (i.e. in the reading room) and handling them can further be specified by the providing library.

Contact information

  Mgr. Helena Rohlová
  +420 596 994 571
  room UK 219
Inter-library loan service for VSB-TUO Central Library users