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ILL and DD services

Inter Library Loan for external libraries

This service enables Italian and foreign libraries and cultural institutions to borrow the Politecnico ?s bibliographical materials for study and research purposes.
The service is provided exclusively to libraries. Requests cannot be accepted from private parties. They must refer to their own library.

How many Inter Library Loan requests are permitted
Libraries are allowed to make a maximum of 5 requests per week for a maximum of 5 documents at a time.

How to make a request
Requests for material available through the ILL service must be submitted via the online form

How long is waiting and collecting
Request materials are sent out between 3 and 7 working days after they become available. The materials are sent by registered mail or courier.

How long is an Inter Library Loan
15 days from the date the book is received.
The book must be returned to the lending library via registered mail or courier.
The requesting library is responsible for the documents received until they are returned to their owners.

Renewal
It is possible to request a renewal for further 15 days.
The renewal can be granted only if the text has not been requested by another user. 

Service refund
The interlibrary loan service:

  • is free on reciprocal basis among Universities Libraries that mutually agree that no additional costs will be added
  • involves an expenses refund: an 11 euro fee for every volume lent to municipal libraries, private libraries, libraries belonging to cultural bodies and all libraries, including university libraries, that request expense refunds.

How to pay
Alternative methods of payment:

  • bank transfer, by completing the payment form
  • postal order made payable to: Politecnico di Milano - Servizio ILL - P.za L. da Vinci 32 - 20133 Milano indicating : ILL loan request ... [indicate number of request] in the "communications" area.

Returns
Upon returning the document, the requesting library must attach a copy of the service payment receipt.
The shipping costs for the return of the books are at the expense of the requesting library. Returns must take place by registered mail or courier, to the address of the lending library.

Works excluded from the service

  • works not eligible for home loans as indicated in the catalogue
  • encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies, directories etc.
  • text books used for exams
  • monographs printed in the last two years
  • degree and PhD theses
  • journals
  • texts in bad condition
  • maps
  • loaned materials
  • materials dating to before 1960

Document Delivery for external libraries

The service is provided exclusively to libraries: requests cannot be upheld from private parties. They must refer to their own library.

How to make a request

Delivery methods
The documentation, exclusively paper-based, must be sent via fax or registered mail.

Service refund

  • for NILDE participating libraries, the service is provided as part of a reciprocal agreement
  • for libraries not participating in NILDE, the service is provided as part of a reciprocal agreement. Any eventual imbalances identified at the end of the year will be compensated for with a bonus of no. 2 documents supplied free of charge. Once the bonus is used up, a payment of 10 euro will be requested per article
  • for libraries that DO NOT participate in the exchange agreement a payment of 10 euro will be requested per article

How to pay

  • by bank transfer filling in the payment form
  • by postal order made payable to: Politecnico di Milano - Servizio DD - piazza L. da Vinci, 32 - 20133 Milano indicating in the "communications " area: "Rimborso spese per il servizio DD".

Works excluded from the service

  • works that cannot be reproduced in accordance with the regulations of the individual libraries
  • Degree and PhD theses