Services for libraries

Our interlibrary loan services

TIB participates in national and international interlibrary loan. Libraries worldwide can order literature from the TIB for their customers.

National interlibrary loan

Specialist literature from TIB's collections are also available in the context of interlibrary loan. If you would like to make use of this service, please contact the relevant regional library network directly to enquire about the terms of interlibrary loan.

  • Library networks

International interlibrary loan

TIB participates in international interlibrary loan; your orders can be submitted by post, email or fax. You may also use our online order form.

  • All documents will be sent by post
  • Costs: copies for two IFLA vouchers (€ 16) and lending for three IFLA vouchers (€ 24)

TIB Library Service

The TIB Library Service is a special offer for libraries in Europe to order, deliver and invoice documents for their customers directly via the TIB portal.

More information

WorldShare Inter Library Loan (ILL)

WorldShare ILL, a service provided by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), offers libraries a convenient and easy way to order copies of articles and lending items from more than 10,000 partner libraries across the globe.

  • Prices for libraries: copies cost USD 22, lending items cost USD 33.
  • Registration: Please register directly at OCLC in order to be able to use this service.


Customer Service

Our Customer Service is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 16:30.

Fax: +49 511 762-8998
Address: Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – German National Library of Science and Technology, Welfengarten 1 B, 30167 Hannover