Interlibrary Loan

The Interlibrary Loan service comprises access to documentation that is not part of the Library’s collection, by means of a loan from other national or foreign libraries and documentation centers.

  • ISCTE-IUL users (faculty/students/researchers)
    • If you wish to access documents (monographs, books, articles) that do not exist in the ISCTE-IUL Library collection, the Interlibrary Loan service can request them from other national or foreign libraries and documentation centers;
    • The request for documentation must be submitted via a proper form available in the user’s personal area in the System of Library Integrated Management, Koha
    • After receiving the request, the Library will search the document in national and/or foreign catalogs and will request it from a partner Library. You will be updated by e-mail on the state of your request;
    • The waiting period will depend on the processing time of other libraries and of the mail expedition;
    • The requested documents, except for photocopied articles, can only be accessed in the Library facilities during the requisition period (defined by the lending institution);
    • The service cost is paid by the user and is defined by the lending institution;
    • The payment is due to be made at the ISCTE-IUL Library.
  • To other national or foreign Institutions (libraries and documentation centres)
    o The requests must be submitted in written form by mail, fax (217 903 025) or e-mail (;
    o Only two documents can be requested at one time;
    o The requisition period, starting from the expedition date, is 7 working days in the Lisbon area, 15 working days when outside Lisbon, and 1 month abroad;
    o The requesting institution is held responsible for the loss, miscarriage or other damage in the lended documents;
    o The payment is due by check, postal order or bank transfer to ISCTE-IUL;
    o The lending service is free of charge for the institutions holding a cooperation agreement or privileged relations with the Library of ISCT-IUL. The Library reserves the right to establish fees for other institutions, in order to bear the costs associated with the lending service and the postal expedition.

The average waiting periods for this service are established in the Charter of Quality of the ISCTE-IUL Information and Documentation Services.

The current pricelist is as follows:

Fornecimento de cópias para o exterior

A4 copies – up to 10 pages


Each additional page


A3 copies - up to 10 pages


Each additional page


Expenditure of articles in digital format


Interlibrary Loan

National Loans – per volume


International Loans (ILL) – per volume

2 IFLA Voucher

* Except in situations where reciprocity for requests from the ISCTE-IUL Library is observed, thus no loan taxes being due.
For additional information on the Interlibrary Loan Service of the ISCTE-IUL Library, please contact:

    • Library
    • Av. das Forças Armadas - Edíficio II
    • 1649-026 Lisboa
  • 217 903 024; ext. 774071
  • 217 903 025
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