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.


Interlibrary loan possible again

As of now, copies and books can be ordered again via interlibrary loan.

You may place your orders as usual via the GBV Union Catalogue (GVK). If you do not have an interlibrary loan account yet, please contact the interlibrary loan department by e-mail. We will set up an account for you or place the order in your name.

Since 8 June 2020 interlibrary loans are subject to charges again, i.e. there must be sufficient credit on your GBV interlibrary loan account. If you wish to top up your account, please contact us by e-mail and let us know the desired number of credit unities and your matriculation number. You can pay at our pay machine at your next visit to the library. University staff please continue to use the debit transfer system/Sollumbuchung.

Unfortunately, the agreement between VG Wort and KMK on the electronic dispatch of article copies was not extended beyond 31 May 2020. We will inform you by e-mail when ordered copies of articles can be collected from the departmental libraries or we will send the copies by internal mail.

You may pick up ordered books at the following departmental libraries after you have received a notification by e-mail:
Neues Palais, Building 9
Golm-IKMZ, Building 18
Babelsberg/Griebnitzsee, Building 5

For more details, see the information page by the Common Library Network (GBV).

Requirements and fees

How to start an order

Arrival of your order

Loan periods and renewal

Contact