Document supply service (ILL)

External users

This paid service allows you to obtain :

  • copies of articles or partial copies of other documents available in Sciences and Medicine collections (digitization on demand, Arve-CMU)
  • documents (books or articles) that are not available in our collections (ILL).

Request a book, a thesis

Preconditions
  • To be registered in the Geneva Library Network (RERO Geneva) ant to be in possession of a valid Reader Card.
    Registrations are personal and nominative. It is not possible to register a group of people (law firm, ...)
  • Only ask for books that are not available in the Explore Geneva.
  • Be willing to withdraw the ILL between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.
How to do ?

The document is not in the Explore Geneva catalog? You must search in the All RERO Explore catalog. Use the "Institutions" menu to switch from one catalog to another:

If the document is in Explore Geneva catalog :

1. Click on the "Interlibrary Loan" button to access to the ILL application form.
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2. Log in, fill out the form and send the request.  

 

If the document is not in Explore Geneva catalog :

1. Use the link "Interlibrary Loan - Information for readers" in the lower left menu. ILL_bas.JPG
2. Click on « formulaires en ligne ».  
3. Log in, fill out the form and send the request.  

 

ILL service takes charge of the request and it is committed to bringing the document as soon as possible.

By completing the ILL application form, the requester loads his/her library to order the document from another library. He/she therefore undertakes to come to withdraw the document quickly and to respect the conditions of loan or consultation.

Deadlines

From 2 days to 2 weeks from the date the request is submitted.

The waiting period varies according to the complexity of the request, to the availability of the document and it's origint, to the policies of the lending institution and to the postal services.

Place of withdrawal

You can select the place of withdrawal directly from our form.

You will receive a message by email when the document ordered will be available.

Note: All external users wishing to withdraw a document for an ILL request at the Espace Central of the Uni Bastions site are redirected to the ILL service of the BGE (except when this service is closed for a long period). This is in accordance with a collaboration agreement between both parties (as they are located in the same area). The agreement was established to optimize available resources and to deliver more efficient services.

Loan period and extension

The loan period is variable and it is communicated to you when you borrow the document

Please respect the return date of the loan schedule. Fines can be applied in case of late returns.

It is sometimes possible to extend an interlibrary loan. Please, contact your library should you wish to do so.

Fees
Fees* Articles* Books
Documents from RERO or Renouvaud Library networks CHF 5.-- CHF 3.--
Documents from other Swiss libraries CHF 5.-- CHF 12.--
Documents from Europe or USA
CHF 15.--
CHF 30.--

* The price is per 20 pages of the original. Ex. An article from 21 to 40 pages will cost 2x the mentioned price.

A fee of CHF 10.- is charged for any non-collected ILL request.

Request an article, a chapter

Preconditions
  • To be registered in the Geneva Library Network (RERO Geneva) ant to be in possession of a valid Reader Card.
    Registrations are personal and nominative. It is not possible to register a group of people (law firm, ...)
  • If the document is in Geneva, copies can be requested only if it is in Uni CMU (Medicine) , in Uni Arve (Sciences) or in DBU.
  • All reproductions, regardless of their provenance, are issued for the sole purpose of research or studies, devoid of any commercial purpose. By checking the box on the order form, the requester agrees to comply with the Federal copyright law.
  • According to the Federal Act on Copyright and Related Rights, the full copy of a book or of a journal issue is prohibited.
  • Be willing to withdraw the ILL between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.
How to do ?

Your request concerns Sciences (Uni Arve) or Medicine (Uni CMU) : order using this form.

Your request is for Uni Mail or Uni Bastions: proceed as a book request (see "Request a book, a thesis").

Deadlines

From 1h to 1 week from the date the request is submitted.

The waiting period varies according to the complexity of the request, the availability of the document and its origin.

Delivery and payment

You will be notified by email when the copies are available for withdrawal at the desk of the chosen library.

Copy fees must be paid upon withdrawal, from Monday to Friday, between 8am and 6pm.

Note : Users who regularly order copies at Uni CMU can request (here) the creation of a billing account. Then, copies can be sent by email and a global invoice being sent quarterly.

Fees
 Fees* Articles* Books
Documents from RERO or Renouvaud Library networks CHF 5.-- CHF 3.--
Documents from other Swiss libraries CHF 5.-- CHF 12.--
Documents from Europe or USA CHF 15.--
CHF 30.--

The price is per 20 pages of the original. Ex. An article from 21 to 40 pages will cost 2x the mentioned price.

A fee of CHF 10.- is charged for any non-collected ILL request.