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Form for Interlibrary Loan of Books

Form for the Interlibrary Loan service (for SISSA users only)

Interlibrary Loan is a free service helps current members of the SISSA community access materials not available at the SISSA library. Interlibrary Loan allows SISSA Library users to borrow physical material and obtain scans of articles or book chapters from other libraries and universities.

The rules for this service are linked here : The regulation of the SISSA interlibrary loan service. 

We check the accuracy of the bibliographic information inserted into this online form and guarantee privacy. We ensure both privacy of data and security in compliance with GDPR (EU 2016/679) and Italian  D.lgs. 196/2003 "Codice in materia di protezione dei dati personali".

This service is in support of university work.  SISSA Library will borrow materials from a worldwide network of libraries for SISSA faculty, students, staff and visting scholars at no cost to current memebrs of the SISSA community.

How to request an item from another library

1. Check the SISSA Library collections first - it's likely we have it!

  • search the SISSA catalog ( for printed books and journals, DVD, CD-ROM, printed SISSA theses, and for e-books)
  • search the SISSA Discovery Service (for full-text access to articles, reports, preprints, e-books across hundreds of licensed, open access databases and articles not accessible). If you want to search SISSA's digital collection with this tool Limit the search to the SISSA Catalog or SISSA repositories (IRIS-SISSA Digital Library and SISSA Preprint Archive). It's usually FASTER to request these articles not OWNED by SISSA using the "SISSA Library DD" form selecting  NOT in SISSA collection - ask for articles/books directly from the the list of articles you are looking for. It will give you an option to go directly to this service.and the system (SISSA Discovery Service) will copy and paste the basic citation information automatically into the form (but please add any additional information you have about the item into the form).
  • search UNITYFVG: the United Universities of Friuli Venezia Giulia database (federated institutional research digital archives of the University of Trieste, University of Udine and SISSA)

2. If isn't available at SISSA, place a request using this online form.

If you are filling out this form manually, be as complete and careful as possible so there aren't unnecessary delays.Please submit only 1 request per form.  All request must be submitted using this online form in order to comply with Italian and European Copyright  regulations and with SISSA's license agreements with publishers directly and through Rector’s Conference (CRUI). . Please enter your request using the following form and the Library will manage it as soon as possible. The rapidity of the service depends on the providing library.

When the book arrives, we will inform you by e-mail.

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In case I am not be able to return the book, I am committed to buy it back as soon as possible. 

The SISSA library is processing personal data according to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation) and the Italian legislative decrees 196/2003, 101/2018. See also