Interlibrary Lending

Borrowing from Other Libraries

You may request interlibrary loans to supplement loans from our collections.

The National Library is a comprehensive humanities research library. You may request books from libraries and document suppliers all over the world to supplement our collections.

Options for Interlibrary Loans

You may request interlibrary loans to supplement loans from the National Library's collections, either through making a "Patron Request" in LIBRIS or sending e-mail to us so that we can send the request for you. You may also go directly to the Information and Circulation Desk at the library.

Interlibrary Loans via LIBRIS

Patrons may use the LIBRIS Interlibrary Loan service to request interlibrary loans. You may send the request for an interlibrary loan to your local library. To use the service, you must be a registered patron and have a valid library card.

Interlibrary Loans and Patron Requests in LIBRIS >
(in Swedish)

Interlibrary Loans via Us

We primarily request materials from Swedish research libraries via LIBRIS. Secondarily, we use the Nordic libraries, and our third source is libraries outside the Nordic region. If you wish to borrow materials held in Stockholm, please refer to the relevant library.


If we request books held in Sweden, retrieval takes 5 to 10 days. Requests within the Nordic region take about 7 to 14 days, and requests outside the Nordic region take 14-30 days.


You cannot request books held by libraries in the Stockholm region as interlibrary loans. Textbooks, reference materials, and periodicals are also unavailable as interlibrary loans, but you may request copies of those materials. Almost all Swedish literature is available at the library, so interlibrary loans of Swedish literature are possible only in exceptional cases.

Price List forLoans and Duplications

  • Loans inside the Nordic region are free
  • Loans of books that may only be read on the library's premises from libraries outside the Nordic region: SEK 200
  • Photocopies inside the Nordic region, article price: SEK 80.
  • Photocopies from outside the Nordic region, article price SEK 120.
Last updated: 2018-10-22
Contact person: Cecilia Ericson, e-mail:
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