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Inter-Library Loan

Service Description

Following the international standards of Inter-Library Loan, FEUP's Library provides the service of research and acquiring a document by loan that doesn’t exist in the Library.

How to Access this Service

The request for Inter-Library loans can be made by any member of FEUP’s community, via the Library's Catalogue or Email. (check the price list).

How to proceed

To make a loan request via the Library's Catalogue you should:

  1. identify yourself in the system (click Login) and access your user's area with your SIGARRA's username and password;
  2. access the "Documents Request" area;
  3. chose which type of document are you interested in (the form for "articles request" is the one that comes up by default);
  4. Fill in the form with the bibliographic information (Article; Book; Dissertation; Periodical; Transcript; Report; Standard);
  5. Select the "what do you want?", Acquisition and state how are you going to pay;
  6. When you click "send", a new window will pop-up stating that your request has been registered.

To make a loan request via email you should:

  • send an email to the following address:, making a request for an external document;
  • give information identifying the document (title, author, publishing year, etc.)
  • give information identifying the reader (name and number of the reader - barcode)

After the document is received, the reader is notified via email to collect it at the Library.

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