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Interlibrary loan

Préstamo interbibliotecario

The interlibrary lending service can be used to obtain a document not held in UPV collections, but available from another library anywhere in the world.

You can request copies of journal articles, chapters or parts of books, presentations and conference communications and apply to borrow originals (monographs and theses). This service also provides copies of articles and chapters from books in the UPV Library’s hardcopy collection.

Excluded from this service are easy-to-acquire or recently published documents, reference works, old, valuable and fragile materials, or any which require special conditions for their conservation, insurance etc., as well as patents and standards, complete volumes of journals and electronic books.

Provision of this service is determined by current copyright legislation, licences signed between UPV and publishers and the terms and conditions of the issuing centre.

Documents requested through this service may only be used for private, teaching or research purposes. Copying and use shall comply with current legislation and intellectual property rights.

Using the service

To start using the service you must register by completing the form.

Registration with the service must be authorised by the head of your Research or Service Structure and the user shall be ascribed to that cost centre.

When applying to register, doctorate students and master´s degree students must indicate their tutor’s name in the notes field to streamline the process.

The cost of the document supplied shall be charged to the cost centre of the Department or Service to which the applicant is ascribed.

Applications are processed through the Interlibrary Loan form

It is important to fill in as many fields on the form as possible to facilitate identification and location:

  • Publication: title of the journal or book.

  • Article or chapter: title of the article or chapter being requested.

  • If you know the DOI or the Medline identifier (PMID), just put one of them in the corresponding field and you won’t need to enter the other bibliographic data.

Document delivery

Copies of articles, book chapters, etc. shall preferably be delivered in electronic format (PDF) unless copyright restrictions or publisher terms and conditions specify printed versions. In such cases, users must go to the library in person to collect the document.

To obtain books, theses and all other original documents, users must visit the service in person.

Consult the fees for getting documents through the Interlibrary Lending Service.


Further information

For all queries and consultations contact us by email to prest@bib.upv.es, or call 96 387 70 83 or UPV extensions 78830 and 78833.

For further information go to Ask a librarian service

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