Interlibrary Loan Services

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Interlibrary Loan Services

  • The Technion has two Interlibrary loan and document delivery departments: one at the Central Library and the other at the Medical Library
  • The departments’ staff are responsible for ordering academic sources unavailable at the Technion, and for providing sources available at the Technion to academic libraries in Israel and around the world
  • The staff at the Central Library provide scans of articles and chapters available in the Central Library Archive and the Yehoshua Nessyahu Historical Archive
  • The staff at the Medical Library provide scans of articles and chapters available in the Medical Library
  • Digital book order: up to 20% of the total content ONLY, in accordance with copyright law
  • Articles / chapters will be sent in PDF format, usually within one business day
  • Books will wait in the library as requested by the reader (an email will be sent)
  • Books are usually loaned for eight weeks
  • The loan period might shorten if books are required back
  • It is not possible to extend the loan period and books must be returned on time
  • Orders can be cancelled only if they have not yet been processed
  • The status of an order can be tracked in the reader’s library card

Faculty members, students and administrative staff of the Technion can order books, articles, theses and research reports from libraries in Israel and around the world at no cost.
This service is for research, teaching and study purposes only.

For any questions, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Departments:

At the Central Library – Olga and Nabeela: 073-378-2509,

At the Medical Library – Hedva: 073-378-5353,

Prior to using this service, it is recommended to contact the faculty library and
/ or the Reference
and Instruction Department
 at the Central Library, to help locate the requested items

The Copyrights Law of 2007 (Israel) applies to photocopying, scanning and replication by other means of copyrights protected materials.

The Technion Libraries will provide print or digital copies of materials from their collection under the Copyright Law. Written assent from holders of copyrights may be required. In certain cases, as articulated in the law, the Technion Libraries may issue a copy of a work, or part thereof, for (among others) research purposes or personal use, according to the fair use guidelines. A reader who submits a request to copy or uses a copy that exceeds the limits of “fair use” will bear responsibility for violating the Copyrights Law.

The Technion Libraries reserve the right to refuse such a request should it consider fulfilling a violation of the Copyrights Law or other agreements signed by the Technion.