Services for libraries

Our interlibrary loan services

TIB participates in national and international interlibrary loan. Libraries from around the world can order items from TIB for their customers via the respective libraries, the TIBsubito LibraryService or WorldShare ILL.

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.

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)

TIBsubito Library Service

The TIBsubito Library Service enables libraries throughout the world (with the exception of the USA and Great Britain) to have documents ordered and delivered for their customers. Payments are handled by TIB.

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.

Phone: +49 511 762-8989
Fax: +49 511 762-8998
Address: Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – German National Library of Science and Technology, Welfengarten 1 B, 30167 Hannover