Borrowing from other libraries

If Utrecht University Library does not have the book you are looking for, please check PiCarta, the Dutch national catalogue, to see if the book or journal is available in another library in the Netherlands.

Please note: From 28 january 2019 ILL requests will be processed through a new system (Tipasa). Please check Worldcat instead of Picarta. We kindly ask you not to deposit more funds into your PiCarta account than necessary until the 28th of january 2019.

Access to PiCarta

Borrowing material via Utrecht University Library from other libraries

Via Utrecht University Library you can request and borrow material from other libraries. This service is not free of charge and you must have an ILL account (an Interlibrary Loan account).

Requesting material from foreign libraries

Books and photocopies from foreign libraries can be requested filling in an online form. You can only submit a request if you have a library card or student card of Utrecht University. You can either pay via your ILL account or have an invoice sent to you. Check our price list for the rates.
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 Uithof.

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).