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International Library Loan

What is international library loan (ILL) and how can I use it?

International library loan is a service organised by the Luxembourg National Library (BnL) to obtain articles or books not available in Luxembourg.
Please read the tips below before making an international loan request.

  • Students
    Students have access to the international loan service through the BnL, either via the interface of the www.a-z.lu catalogue or directly on the BnL premises. The service is invoiced at a rate of €2 per transaction.
  • Teaching and research staff, administrative and technical staff, PhD candidates
    The LLC automatically covers the cost of international loan requests for registered users. Requests are made online via www.a-z.lu. Please note that these users must also be registered with the BnL.

How can I obtain an article or a book?

  • You must be registered with the library and have a card with a user name and password.
  • Log on to the a-z.lu catalogue and fill out the form to order the article or book. The ILL Service at the BnL will process your request.
  • If possible, the electronic article will be sent directly to the email address you have specified, while the paper version will be sent to the Luxembourg Learning Centre.
  • Please note that some books are available for consultation only on the BnL premises.


More information on the international library loan service