Inter-library loans

Materials that are not held in the BCUL collections can be requested from other libraries. This is a paid service. You will receive an availability notice as soon as the requested material has arrived.

What to do

After having checked that the document sought is not held at the BCUL, you can access the inter-library loan forms in two different ways:

The material is held in Renouvaud, under the « other catalogs » tab.

Simply click on the « Request » link under the « Get it » tab.

Please note that documents from Vaud network libraries (BCUL, BiUM, BPUL, CIO, BIHM, IDHEAP) must be borrowed directly from the libraries to which they belong.

Exception: for reasoned requests for documents held in the BCUL or Vaud network collections, use the online form, under the « Request » tab of your account stating the reason in the comments section.  Requests of this kind are subject to the same conditions and rates as all other inter-library loan requests.

The document is not held in Renouvaud

Fill in the online inter-library loan form from the ILL link on top of Renouvaud main page .

En savoir plus

  • Inter-library loan conditions

    • The material will be available at the loan desk until the loan due date indicated on the notice
    • The borrowing duration and conditions are set by the library lending it. Some materials must be viewed in a supervised consultation room.
    • Renewal requests for other books must be made through the inter-library loan service.
    • A fine will be due for any inter-library loan that is not collected.