Borrowing from other libraries

If Utrecht University Library does not have the book you are looking for, please check Worldcat, to see if the book or journal is available in another library in the Netherlands and from foreign libraries.

Borrowing material via Utrecht University Library from other libraries

Via Utrecht University Library you can request and borrow material from other libraries. You will need a valid Solis ID and valid library card for this. You will receive the invoice after the requested book or article has been delivered.

You request material from other libraries in WorldCat by clicking on the title of the book. Under Availability you find the button  Interlibrary request​ at Libraries Worldwide

IBL aanvraag in Worldcat

You will get an application screen.

  • If you are not yet logged in with your Solis ID from Utrecht University, you still have to log in on a login screen.
  • In the application screen, choose in Patron type whether you are a student, Utrecht University employee, UMC employee or other user. If you’re an employee of Utrecht University or UMC and if you wish your department or division to reimburse the costs of the application,  you must state a WBS number or UMC cost center in the Internal bill field 
  • You can add bibliographical data and comments in the form..
  • If you agreed with the conditions, click on submit request.

You enter your Worldcat portal and receive the confirmation of your request with is request number. You will also see the overview of your other requests in your portal. You can access the overview of your requests and the progress of your requests via the portal.

It may happen that foreign material is not for loan. In that case you must consult the material in the Special Collections Reading Room in the University Library Utrecht Science Park.


Loan items, copies/scans from other libraries    
Loan from other Dutch libraries, per item €6.50
Loan from foreign libraries, per item €17,-

A4 article copy paper/digital from other Dutch libraries        



A3 article copy paper/digital from other Dutch libraries




A4  copy paper/digital from foreign libraries, 1-10 pages €12,-
A4 copy paper/digital from foreign libraries, 11-20 pages €21,-
A4 copy paper/digital from foreign libraries, 21-30 pages €30,-
A4 copy paper/digital from foreign libraries, 31-40 pages €39,-
Scan/Copy book To be fixed 

Borrowing free of charge from other libraries

As a Utrecht University student or staff member, you can borrow books free of charge from all other Dutch university libraries and the library of the Hogeschool Utrecht. You need to collect the books yourself at these libraries.
Utrecht University students can register as borrowers at a 50 % discount at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands).