Inter Library Loan

Books or periodicals that are not available in the collection of the Maastricht University Library can be requested from other Dutch libraries using the Inter Library Loan service (ILL).
ILL for UM students

 

  • You need a valid UMcard to use the Inter Library Loan service.
  • The requested literature should be study and/or research related
  • Specific information about your requests will be sent to your ILL account
  • The books you request will be sent to the University Library (You will receive an e-mail when the book is available. You have to return the book to the library)
  • Requested copies are delivered as a PDF. You will receive an e-mail with a link and password. The link is also available in your ILL account:

Go to My LibSearch and sign in

 

 

 

Open your account and choose My ILL requests

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Here you will find all details of your ILL requests and the link to the requested article(s):    

 

 

Regularly check  your ILL account to make sure you don’t miss any new information.

  • If a publication is not available in a Dutch library, it is possible to request it through International Inter Library Loan (see International ILL below).

 

Costs

This service costs €5 per year, starting each February. You can pay at the information desk of the library (bank card only). There will be no refund of this annual fee. Note: FPN students do not have to pay this annual fee of €5.

 

 

Submitting ILL requests

Step 1. Go to the UB-catalogue/Libsearch of the library, https://maastrichtuniversity.on.worldcat.org/discovery Step 2. Enter your keywords and sign in Step 3 If the item is not in our collection, click on the ‘interlibrary loan request’ button Step 4. Fill in the inter library loan form   Step 5.  Click on ‘submit request’. You are now directed to your personal ILL portal, in which you will find the confirmation of the request, the reference number and an overview of all your previous ILL requests. Step 6. You can monitor your requests by logging into your ILL portal in LibSearch.   If you have any questions you can contact the information desk at the Inner City or Randwyck Library for a short instruction and assistance. You can also send an email to: ub-ill@maastrichtuniversity for specific questions.  

ILL for UM/MUMC employees

If you have activated your UM/MUMC card for library use, you can use the Inter Library Loan request service right away, using the ILL function in LibSearch.

 

*UM employees: Go to http://umlib.nl/staff-UMcard

*MUMC employees: Go to the Information Desk of the library.

 

  • The requested literature should be study and/or research related
  • The books you request will be sent to the University Library (You will receive an e-mail when the book is available. You have to return the book to the Library)
  • Requested copies are delivered as a PDF. You will receive an e-mail with a link and password. The link is also available in your ILL account:

 

Go to My Libsearch and sign in

  •  

     

     

    Open your account and choose My ILL requests

    :

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Here you will find all details of your ILL requests and the link to the requested article(s):

     

     

    Regularly check  your ILL account to make sure you don’t miss any new information.

  • If a publication is not available in a Dutch library, it is possible to request it through International Inter Library Loan (see International ILL below).

 

The costs will be charged to the ILL budget as determined by your faculty.

 

 

Submitting ILL requests

Step 1. Go to the UB-catalogue/Libsearch of the library,
https://maastrichtuniversity.on.worldcat.org/discovery

Step 2. Enter your keywords and sign in

Step 3 If the item is not in our collection, click on the ‘interlibrary loan request’ button

Step 4. Fill in the inter library loan form

 

Step 5.  Click on ‘submit request’. You are now directed to your personal ILL portal, in which you will find the confirmation of the request, the reference number and an overview of all your previous ILL requests.

Step 6. You can monitor your requests by logging into your ILL portal in LibSearch.

 

 

If you have any questions you can contact the information desk at the Inner City or  Randwyck Library for a short instruction and assistance.

You can also send an email to ub-ill@maastrichtuniversity.nl for specific questions

ILL for OU employees

You need a UMcard to use the Inter Library Loan service. You can apply for a UMcard here.

 

  • The service is free for OU staff members, costs will be deducted from the OU’s ILL budget
  • The requested literature should be study and/or research related
  • The books you request will be sent to the OU campus in Heerlen
  • Requested copies are delivered as a PDF. You will receive an e-mail with a link and password. The link is also available in your ILL account:

 

Go to My LibSearch and sign in

  •  

     

     

    Open your account and choose My ILL requests

    :

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Here you will find all details of your ILL requests and the link to the requested article(s):

     

     

    Regularly check  your ILL account to make sure you don’t miss any new information.

  • If a publication is not available in a Dutch library, it is possible to request it through International Inter Library Loan (see International ILL below).

 

 

Submitting ILL requests

Step 1. Go to the UB-catalogue/Libsearch of the library,
https://maastrichtuniversity.on.worldcat.org/discovery

Step 2. Enter your keywords and sign in

Step 3 If the item is not in our collection, click on the ‘interlibrary loan request’ button

Step 4. Fill in the inter library loan form

 

Step 5.  Click on ‘submit request’. You are now directed to your personal ILL portal, in which you will find the confirmation of the request, the reference number and an overview of all your previous ILL requests.

Step 6. You can monitor your requests by logging into your ILL portal in LibSearch.

 

 

If you have any questions you can contact the information desk at the Inner City or  Randwyck Library for a short instruction and assistance.

You can also send an email to ub-ill@maastrichtuniversity.nl for specific questions

ILL for UM alumni, UM pensioners and Students Open Universiteit
  • You need a valid UMcard  to use the Inter Library Loan (ILL) service.
  • Ill requests for a photocopy will cost € 6.50 and requests for a book loan cost € 13.00. You can pay at the information desk of the library (bankcard only). There will be no refund.             
  • The books you request will be sent to the University Library (You will receive an e-mail when the book is available. You have to return the book to the library)
  • Requested copies are delivered as a PDF. You will receive an e-mail with a link and password

 

Regulations for ILL

Regulations for the inter library loan (ILL) service of Maastricht University Library

  • You can use the (ILL) service if you are authorized to make ILL requests.  A valid/ activated UMcard is necessary
  • The ILL service can be used to borrow books and request photocopies of books and articles from other libraries in the Netherlands
  • It is not possible to make international requests through the ILL service yourself. UM/MUMC+/OU staff members can make these requests electronically (see: International ILL below). UM students  can go to the library’s information desk
  • Photocopies are sent to your ILL account in LibSearch
  • Books are sent to the library. Once the book you requested has arrived you will be notified
  • If you want to use the ILL service you need to provide your correct (email) address details
  • In case of complaints or questions about any incorrect deliveries or copies that are not received, please turn to the information desk
  • The cost for the ILL service for students is an annual fee of €5.-. FPN students do not have to pay this annual fee.

 

International ILL

Is the book or journal article you applied for unavailable at a Dutch library? Then you can request it (or have it requested) from a library abroad.

International ILL for UM students
  • At the information desk you can submit an international inter library loan request for a book loan or a journal article copy
  • Please add a photocopy of the literature reference
  • You must pay a personal contribution* when you submit the request ( bank card only), the library charges the costs of international ILL to your faculty. (The ILL costs are €20 for books and €12 for journal articles)
  • Please note that if the book/article cannot be supplied, these costs will not be reimbursed
  • Library staff will apply for the book or journal article at a library abroad.

* Personal contribution to the costs of international ILL:

  • Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
    Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
    • Students pay a personal contribution of €1
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering and School of business and economics
    • Students pay a personal contribution of €10
  • Faculty of Law
    • Students do not pay a personal contribution.

More information

  • The information desk staff can answer your questions, or use the support request below.
International ILL for UM/MUMC employees
  • Use the Journal article request form or the Book request form to  submit an international ILL application
  • Library staff will  apply for the book or journal article at a library abroad
  • The ILL costs of €20 for books and €12 for journal articles will be charged to your faculty
  • Please note that if the book/article cannot be supplied, these costs will not be reimbursed.

More information

  • The information desk staff can answer your questions, or use the support request below.
International ILL for OU employees

More information

  • The information desk staff can answer your questions, or use the support request below.
International ILL for UM alumni

Sorry, it is not possible to make international ILL requests for UM alumni

International ILL for non-University Library members

Sorry, it is not possible to make international ILL requests if you are a non-University library member.

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Contact & Support

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