Interlibrary loan and obtaining documents from around the world

Important: Between 5 and 25 August, both included, the Interlibrary loan service will be closed. Requests will be processed in order of reception when the service reopens on 26 August. 


The interlibrary loan service can be used to locate and obtain the original or a copy of any kind of document that cannot be found at the CRAI and that is not available at other Catalan universities through the PUC. It also centralizes the loan of UB items to other institutions. This is a paid service.


Before you request a document via the interlibrary loan service, check the CRAI Catalog and the University Union Catalogue of Catalonia (CCUC). Remember that the free PUC or library consortium loans service entitles users of libraries in the Consortium of University Services of Catalonia (CSUC) to request and borrow items from other members of the Consortium.

Register for the service to request documents using the form below, depending on the type of user you are.


Aimed at:

Members of the UB community (students, teaching and research staff, PTGAS, and accredited UB Alumni). You may request documents that you cannot find at the CRAI or through the PUC service. You must be registered in the database of users of the CRAI loan service, have no overdue items, and not be temporarily blocked from using the library and interlibrary loan services.

User registration Request form and status of requests


Healthcare staff and researchers from UB teaching hospitals, and research staff from UB research institutes and the GEO3BCN-CSIC

User registration Request form and status of requests


Private centers and institutions libraries. Libraries of institutions may request photocopies and loans of documents from UB collections. Libraries of private centers can also request documents from around the world.

User registrationRequest form and status of requests


Contact: Tel. +34 934 035 876 |

Fees and payment options

Interlibrary loan service regulation (see Annex 6 of the Regulation of the CRAI loan service (Catalan)).