Interlibrary loan

You can order online interlibrary loans in the Common Union Catalogue (GVK). You will need an interlibrary loan account, which you can set up at the lending desk. The fee for an order is € 1.50. Further information on interlibrary loans can be found on the pages of the University Library of Erfurt


The default password for interlibrary loans is your date of birth. As a rule, the following applies:

  • If the interlibrary loan account was set up before 01.01.2013: eight digits in the form DDMMYYYY
  • If the interlibrary loan account was set up after 01.01.2013: six digits in the form DDMMYY

The password cannot be changed.

New service: Direct electronic delivery of articles

As of April 2024, articles ordered by users of the Gotha Research Library via interlibrary loan will mainly be made available electronically. You will receive an email with a download link. This will be available for 30 days after delivery. Delivery will be made via the e-mail address you have stored in your library account.

As not every library is participating in this new model, articles will continue to be made available as paper copies in exceptional cases.

The previous ordering procedure and costs remain the same.