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Interlibrary Loan


Vlasta Višić
Phone: + 386 2 25 07 421
Fax: + 386 2 25 27 558



Interlibrary loan is a service through which the UKM attains materials from other Slovenian and foreign libraries only for its members and partner libraries and lends its own materials to other libraries.The service is payable according to the valid price list.

Excerpt from the price list:
Materials from other Slovene libraries: book: 8,00 €; article (up to 20 pages) 3,00 € (or the supplier’s price)
Materials from foreign libraries: book: 20,00 € (upon a higher price we contact the user); article: 9,00 € (up to 10 pages)
Article preparation from the UKM materials: 3,00 € (up to 20 pages + every next page 0,05 €)

If you are not our member and require any UKM materials, you can contact your (nearest) library which will forward us your request and we will meet it in accordance with our possibilities.

The criteria we follow:

  • we only order materials that are not available in our Library;
  • we do not send periodical publications -only purchase of individual articles is possible;
  • the order form can be submitted personally at the library, via e-mail on or through online applications (My library, UM:NIK etc.);
  • the order must contain the data about the user (surname and name, contact information and UKM membership card number) and as many bibliographic information on the ordered materials as possible;
  • expected delivery time is 2 days for delivery from Slovenian libraries and 10-14 days for delivery from foreign libraries; it depends on the supplying library and the type of materials;
  • loan periods are set by the supplying library and can generally not be extended;
  • for the orders sent abroad and for materials that are already in the shipping process cancellation is not possible;
  • personal acquisition and return of materials are possible during the Library’s opening hours; 
  • users who do not acquire the materials are not exempt from expenses payment;
  • materials can be used in the Library’s reading rooms, exceptionally home loan is enabled;
  • Library members can borrow 5 items at once;
  • the users are obliged to follow the Copyright and Related Rights Act provisions;
  • the Library holds the right to limit library and interlibrary loan in case of not minding loan periods or other loan terms;
  • the user pays for interlibrary loan expenses at the UKM circulation desk upon materials’ acquisition. Payment is also possible via UPN form or an online bank;
  • Slovenian libraries are issued an electronic invoice, with foreign libraries we deal through IFLA vouchers;
  • to other libraries’ requirements UKM also sends its own materials – orders can be sent to:;
  • to other legal entities’ requirements we send materials on the base of a year-round or one-time order where a contact person to cooperate with UKM must be listed.