InterLibrary Loans & Document Delivery.

What is an Interlibrary Loan?

You can order books, university publications and journal articles that are not available in Linz from other libraries in Austria and abroad using our online interlibrary loan services.

Before Placing an Order

  1. Please check LISSS first to see if the book or journal you are looking for is available at the JKU.
  2. The JKU has a wide range of electronic journals. If you wish to order journal articles using the interlibrary loan service, please check the Electronic Journal Library EZB beforehand to make sure what you are looking for is not already there!


Please Note

Orders from Libraries in Linz

In some cases you can place an order at the Upper Austrian State Library Linz or at the Linz State Museum.

Orders from Inventory Available at the JKU

In urgent cases, you can submit a request to the interloan library staff, providing that the books or articles you are looking for have been checked out and the loan period exceeds 8 weeks.

eJournals from Germany

Journals that are only electronically available in German online catalogs are excluded from the interlibrary loan service.

Placing an Order

Please enter bibliographically complete citations only! Read the terms & conditions about ordering - get information about the costs.

  1. LISSS   
  2. Log in.
  3. Click above on "Fernleihe" (interlibrary loan), choose the form "Buch" or "Artikel" and enter the requested information.
  4. Your request will then be processed.

Please note the copyright regulations pertaining to interlibrary loans and document delivery!

Terms & Conditions of Ordering

Requirement: You must be a registered library user.
If you have never borrowed any books from the JKU before, please come to the Circular Desk and present your JKU Card or a valid photo ID. You will receive your password to place an interlibrary loan order.

Orders will only be accepted when submitted online!

Delivery Time
In general, you will receive your order within a 2 to 4 week period.
The library will notify you per e-mail when your order has arrived.

Loan Period
The loan period for interlibrary loan books is set by the lending library and is generally between 2 to 4 weeks. The maximum extension period is 6 months, providing the lending library agrees.
You cannot extend the loan period yourself. Please send an E-Mail to the Interlibrary Loan department.


2 Euros (within Austria) or
10 Euros (outside of Austria)

20 cents per page (in Austria) or
30 cents per page (outside of Austria)

ETH-Zürich, British Library:
Books and articles beg. at € 20-
or fees charged by the respective library!