Interlibrary Loan


By interlibrary loan you can order books and articles that the Potsdam University Library does not have - from other libraries in Germany and abroad.

In cooperation with the Common Library Network (GBV)the University Library offers an online Interlibrary Loan Service for its users. Alternatively, you can use fee-based Delivery Services.

Before you start an interlibrary loan, we recommend to check the KOBV-Portal (catalogue of libraries in the Berlin-Brandenburg area) first. It is very likely that the book you are looking for is available at a library around the corner.


Since the beginning of June 2020 interlibrary loan orders can be placed again as before in the Common Union Catalogue (GVK).

New registration for interlibrary loans
If you do not already have an interlibrary loan account, please contact us by e-mail and provide us with your matriculation number or ID card number and your preferred pick-up location (departmental library Golm, Am Neuen Palais or Babelsberg-Griebnitzsee). As interlibrary loan orders are subject to charges, please also let us know how many orders you wish to make. We will transfer the order units to your interlibrary loan account.

Topping up order units
If you are already using the online interlibrary loan service and only wish to have your interlibrary loan account topped up, please also contact us by e-mail and let us know the desired number of order units and your matriculation or ID number.

Payment of order units
We will charge your library account with the amount of 1, 50 Euro per order. Students can pay at the pay machines (in the departmental libraries Golm and Babelsberg-Griebnitzsee). Staff members of the University of Potsdam please continue to use the debit transfer/Sollumbuchung. For more information, please refer to the corresponding information sheet.

Requirements and fees

How to start an order

Arrival of your order

Loan periods and renewal

Contact