Do you need a document not available at the EPFL Library or on the NEBIS network?
The inter-library loan service (ILL) is at your disposal!
How does it work?
Send us your request by filling out the form below.
What can one order?
- Books on loan
- Copies of articles (digital or printed version)
- All types of document available in libraries (reports, proceedings of conferences, theses…)
Conditions and rates
Delivery times of the documents (indicative)
Documents coming from Swiss libraries: 3 to 5 days
Documents coming from European libraries (excluding Swiss): 1 to 2 weeks
Types of delivery
The books are to be picked up at the EPFL Library desk.
The articles are delivered either in digitial format (by email) or printed format (to be picked up at the Library desk, or sent by internal post to your professional EPFL address).
Duration of loan
The duration of the loan varies. In any event, you are notified of the due return date at the time of borrowing the document. Some documents are available only in consultation on-site at the EPFL Library, as requested by the owner library.
It is sometimes possible to renew a book borrowed inter-library. In order to do this, get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org, before the return date of the borrowed document. You are responsible for returning the books to the EPFL Library, at the latest by the set return date. In the event of late return, reminder fees will be charged to you.
- Please fill out your address correctly.
Please note that it may take ten days to obtain a document from another library. Thank you for your understanding.