International ILL and DD services for libraries

The FBK Library provides inter library loan and document delivery services to other libraries. 


Inter library loan (ILL) service

Most books in the collection can be supplied via ILL. The library may decline ILL requests depending on the weight and conditions of the item, or if the document is part of our small non-loanable collection. Due dates are adjusted to allow books to be available to users for about 30 days; loans can be renewed once provided there are no other requests for the same item.

Requests for ILLs should be made by email to .

Charges for ILL services

Charges apply to all requests so that we can offset delivery costs. The fee for most ILLs is 1 full IFLA voucher, although the library reserves to charge more for heavier books. The voucher(s) can be sent with the book(s) when the latter is/are returned to the FBK Library.


Document delivery service

As per Italian copyright law, we are allowed to supply scans of one chapter / article per volume or up to 15% of a volume, whichever is greater. Documents are supplied as PDF scans; libraries are expected to supply them to their users as physical printed copies or to forward the scans to their users and ask them to delete them after printing out their copy. Scans cannot be shared any further than the user who made the original request. 

Document delivery requests should be made by email to .

Please note that under no circumstances we can supply scans of copyrighted materials directly to external users; if you are not able to visit the FBK Library and would like to obtain a scan of an article or chapter from an item in our collections, please ask any library to send us a document delivery request or interlibrary loan request. 

Charges for DD services

We operate on a reciprocal free exchange basis for scans / document delivery with libraries that agree to do the same; if that’s not possible for you, the fee is one half IFLA voucher per DD request.


Vedi le informazioni sul prestito interbibliotecario e sulla fornitura di documenti in italiano

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