University Library

A collection with over 800,000 books, journals, illustrations, early works and manuscripts. The combination with a voluminous collection of e-books and e-journals provides a treasure of scholarly information.

Membership and borrowing


Borrowing and returning

Inter-Library Loans and Document Delivery Service

The Inter-Library Loans Department welcomes requests from international libraries. We only accept IFLA vouchers as payment for international requests. Our standard charges are as follows:

IFLA Vouchers

  • Book Loans (Europe) 2 IFLA
  • Book Loans (Worldwide) 3 IFLA
  • Scan / PDF  (>10 pages) 2 IFLA
  • Scan / PDF  (each following 10 pages) 1 IFLA                      

We regret that we are unable to accept any other forms of payment for inter-library loans from overseas libraries.

The loan period is one month from the date of dispatch, but all items are subject to recall if reserved by another user. All loans are strictly "for use in library only”.

The loan may be renewed at no extra charge, providing the item has not been recalled. Please contact us by email if a renewal is required.

Our contact details are as follows:

Inter-Library Loans

Tilburg University Library

P.O. Box  90153

5000 LE Tilburg

The Netherlands

Telephone: 0031 13 466 2124

All e-mail requests should be sent to