Interlibrary Loan

Stop of Orders, Reservations and Interlibrary Loans from 14.07.2023

Due to the switch to the new, cloud-based library management system ALMA, from Friday, 14.07.2023, it will no longer be possible to place interlibrary loan orders, reservations or orders for media from the other campus. Reservations and orders are expected to be possible again from Tuesday, 05.09.2023, interlibrary loans from Monday, 11.09.2023.


Interlibrary loan is a quick and easy service for ordering books as well as copies of sections from journals, newspapers and books not found in the library holdings of Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences.

The interlibrary loan programme is designed to promote research, learning and general education purposes. In Germany, the programme is formally regulated by the Interlibrary Loan Policy for the Libraries of the Federal Republic of Germany (link in German).

Please note that a processing fee of €1.50 is charged for all interlibrary loan requests, regardless of the success of the order.

To submit a request, please sign in to the Katalog PLUS homepage and check the menu option "Search". Choose whether you would like to order a book/ a copy of a book section or a copy of a journal article. 

After signing in with your library user data, you can search for media in our ILL network and make an order.

Your user ID is the number printed on the front of your valid library card. If you have not yet chosen an individual password, please use your six-digit birthday (DDMMYY, so 120788 for July 12, 1988).

Depending on the type and availability of your requested title, delivery will usually take around two weeks, sometimes a bit longer. You will be notified automatically when your order is available for pick up.

You can pick up your requested media at the information desk during our service hours. Library staff will inform you about the loan period and whether you have the option of renewal, as this is set by the policies of the lending library.

For more information, see our Interlibrary Loan FAQs.