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Interlibrary loans: Making a request from a foreign library

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service whereby a user from one library can borrow books or receive photocopies from another library

Before making a request

Users are encouraged to make sure before a request is made that the item is not held by the library by searching or in our journal search, Finna tímarit.

Where is the library stuff?

Books for circulation are on the 3rd and 4th floors of the library and reference material, which is not lent out, is on the 2nd floor. 

Printed journals are on the 3rd floor but most of the library´s journals are available online.

Audiovisual material and sound recordings are on the 4th floor.


How to order

If a desired item is not found in Leitir you can make an interlibrary loan request by pressing on Interlibrary Loans on the frontpage on You don't need to be signed in for this action.

Order form

Fill out the form as follows.


Order form continued

Chose Requested media and Landsbókasafn Íslands-Háskólabókasafn from the list under Library.

Please do not use the & sign in the request form, if you do the request will not go through and this error message will appear Check if correct library has been selected.

Order form continued

Once you've filled out the form you press Order and your request has been sent, after a few moments the window closes.

If more items are required simply repeat the process.