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So Far and Yet So Close

Are you looking for a book or journal article that is not available in Mainz libraries? No problem. Simply request an interlibrary loan from another library.

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To request an interlibrary loan you need a library card and an interlibrary loan account with sufficient credit. You’ll be charged a fee of €2 for each request.

You can have your interlibrary loan account set up at one of the following circulation desks:

  • Mainz: Central Library, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences Library, or the University Medical Library
  • Germersheim: Translation Studies, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies Library

To facilitate a largely contactless process, please fill out the registration form (PDF) in advance and bring the signed form with you. You can also send a scan of the signed form by email to

Payment of the interlibrary loan fee can be made on site by cash or card or by bank transfer to the following account:
UB Mainz
Sparkasse Rheinhessen
IBAN DE41 5505 0120 0200 1322 98

Please be sure to enter “Interlibrary loan fees” and your library card number as Reason for Payment.

This Is How It Works

You make the request online—we take care of everything else. As soon as your media arrive, we will notify you by email.

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We have collected your questions about interlibrary loan and our answers.

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Julia Loeschke
Julia Loeschke

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