Borrowing from other libraries (ILL)

If Utrecht University Library does not hold the book or journal you are looking for, you can request the material from other libraries in the Netherlands and from foreign libraries via the university library. 

You request the material via WorldCat by means of submitting an Interlibrary Loan Request. To request material from other libraries you need a valid library card and (guest) Solis ID

As of 1 January 2023, requesting books and articles from other libraries (Interlibrary Loan Request) will no longer be free of charge for Utrecht University students. The rate for other borrowers will also apply to Utrecht University students. 

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

Loan period

ILL material is automatically renewed three times. The material can be recalled earlier by the holding library.

Requesting material with Interlibrary Request

Under Access Options you will find the button Interlibrary Request. By clicking on it you submit your request.

Schermopname van de knop waarmee je in WorldCat materiaal van andere bibliotheken kunt aanvragen.

Please note: the system determines to which library the request is sent. You cannot influence this process.


Interlibrary request rates

There can be costs involved with requesting material from other libraries. View the rates on our price list.

Borrowing free of charge or at a discount 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. 
Utrecht University students can register as borrowers at a 50 % discount at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands).