Search for specialist literature and order it via the TIB document delivery service

Do you need literature from a technical or scientific subject? Then you are welcome to use the search in the TIB Portal. The TIB document delivery offers various options for quickly accessing the specialist literature you have found.

Ordering copies (from print originals)

After searching the TIB Portal, you can order copies of articles from journals, conference proceedings and partial copies from monographs (10% of a complete work). 

The TIB offers two processing times: within 1 - 3 working days (standard) or within 3 hours (urgent).

The prices for ordering copies depend on the customer group, the type of delivery ( shipping method), the country of delivery and the desired processing time. The respective prices consist of a basic fee including delivery costs plus contractually agreed remuneration to publishers or a levy to the Verwertungsgesellschaft Wort (VG Wort).


or electronic deliveries, it is possible that Digital Rights Management is used, depending on the publisher, price group and country of delivery. You will be informed of this when you make your order on the portal. learn more

Borrowing media

After a search in the TIB Portal, you can order all media that can be borrowed from the TIB, e.g. textbooks, monographs, dissertations, research reports, etc.. Not available for loan are e.g. all journals and conference proceedings. The loan period within the framework of TIB document delivery is 32 days within Germany and 57 days outside of Germany. Extensions of the loan periods are possible upon request/demand via the customer service.

The prices for borrowing media (book delivery) depend on the customer group and the country of delivery.

Direct access to specialist literature

The TIB offers you direct access to more than 65 million electronic full texts, including almost 35 million titles in free, open access. In addition, there is access to national licences, alliance licences and consortium licences. Access to electronic full texts is available for a fee through the digital sale of individual articles (pay-per-view).

The prices for electronic full texts in pay-per-view depend on the customer group and the country of delivery and consist of a basic fee plus contractually agreed fees to publishers.

Further information

A list of data sources that are searchable in the TIB Portal can be found here

You have not found what you are looking for in the TIB Portal? Then you are welcome to use our service "Order without search and full service".


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