Interlibrary loan

What is available?

Books and other media as well as essays located in other libraries that are not available at the University of Konstanz.

What is not available?

  • Media that can be purchased in a bookshop for less than € 15
  • E-books
  • Theses for German “Magister” and “Diplom” programmes
  • Entire loose-leaf collections (copies of individual articles ARE possible)
  • Patent specifications and DIN norms
  • Articles from daily and weekly newspapers as well as magazines available at kiosks
Order media via interlibrary loan


  • Media will usually be delivered to the University of Konstanz within one to two weeks.
  • We will notify you when the material is available for pick-up at the lending service desk or the reading room.
  • You can pick-up the media until its return date.
  • Media is usually loaned out for a four week period, but each library sets its own return dates.
  • If it is possible to extend the return date, you will receive an automatic extension for up to four more weeks.
  • Essays are available as paper copies. University staff will receive essays via in-house post.


  • For University of Konstanz students: € 0.50
  • For external users: € 1.50
  • The university pays for orders from its employees.

This amount is due, even if you do not pick up the media you ordered.