Interlibrary loan

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a library service that allows a user to request a desired document or a copy of it from another library.

Requests can be made at Information Services Department (3rd floor, room 304). You can also call tel.: (8-37) 39 60 40 (local 5330) or write an e-mail:

How to make a request? 

1. Please provide accurate data (provided in bold):

1.1. for an article - author (authors), title, publication source data (title of the journal, year, volume, page number);

Ex.: Ohno Y, Fujiya H, Goto A, Nakamura A, Nishiura Y, Sugiura T, Ohira Y, Yoshioka T, Goto K. Microcurrent electrical nerve stimulation facilitates regrowth of mouse soleus muscle. Int J Med Sci. 2013, 10(10):1286-94

1.2. for a bookauthor (authors)/editor (editors), title, year, publishing house, page number.

Ex.: T.C. Aw, K. Gardiner, J.M. Harrington, Occupational healthMalden (Mass): Blackwell Publishing, 2013. 364 p.

2. The borrowed document return date is indicated by the document lending library.

Request number is unlimited. You will be informed about the received documents/copies via e-mail or phone.

ILL is a paid service issued in a paid service tariff decree by LSMU Rector in 2017, April 20, Order No. V-375:

  1. The cost of document lending (specified by the document lending library) and the cost of forwarding postage shall be paid by the customer.
  2. Copies of articles are paid for by the customer and become the property of the customer.


  1. The placed request does not guarantee acquisition of the document or copy.
  2. These documents are not lent via ILL:

2.1. Information publications: encyclopedias, reference books, dictionaries, etc.

2.2. Periodicals.

2.3. Old, rare and valuable documents.

2.4. Unique documents.