Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

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Interlibrary Loan is a service which allows users to access materials available at Israeli universities and colleges other than Tel-Aviv University.

The service, which is a joint venture of Israeli Universities, is available

free of charge for a trail period of one year. Students and staff will be able to order scans and loans from Israel and aboard for free.


  • Which items can be requested ?

    One can request items which are not owned by any of the Tel-Aviv University Campus libraries.

    Please confirm, via the DaTa system, before submitting your request(s) that the item(s) is/are not available at any of the Campus Libraries.

    There are 3 exceptions under which item(s) can be requested even if the catalog shows them listed in TAU libraries collections:

    • "Lost" or "Missing" status – If the item can't be located on the shelf. Please ask the librarian to search for the missing book – After an intensive search; the librarian may change the status to "Lost" or "Missing".
    • "Binding" status.
    • If you've encountered any "Special/Unusual" circumstances – please elaborate. We may allow exceptions.​
  • Submitting a Request

    Requests should be placed online only.

    You can track the status of your request and its due date in "My Account".

    ILL librarians are doing their best to supply requested items as soon as possible, however, delivery times depend on the Universities that own these items

    E-articles are usually sent within  three days while book deliveries may take  7-14 days 


  • Pickup and return of ILL Items

    Pick up and return of borrowed items is at entrance floor, Interlibrary Loan Office, Room 112 – during office hours only

    (Effective February 10, 2016)


    • Items may be borrowed for a period of two weeks.
      If not requested by the Supplying Library University that owns the item(s), the loan period could will be extended up to two months.
      You will be notified by e-mail several days before the items are due back.

    • Please make sure you to return the borrowed items on time. Returning them past their due date Late return will incur result in a daily fine of 10 NIS per item.
    • If you would like to extend the loan period, please do not forget to contact the ILL department ) well before the due date) either by Phone 03-6408746 or e-mail at
  • Request items from abroad

    Books and articles can be requested from Universities and Colleges abroad using the same online request form


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