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InterLibrary Loan Service

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The central office for ILL (Ufficio Centrale per il Prestito Interbibliotecario - UCPI) is located at the Statistical Sciences Library.
Address : Via C. Battisti, 241-243, 35121 Padova.
TEL. 0039 049 82741050039 049 8274105 /4108
FAX 0039 049 8274100

Internal users

Through the InterLibrary Loan Service you can ask for books that are not in Padova libraries.

The service is available to under- and post-graduate students, researchers, teachers of the University libraries and technical staff of the University, and also to external users with a University of Padova library card.

Before placing a request, applicants should ensure that the item is not available in the University of Padova libraries, nor in other Padova libraries, by checking GalileoDiscovery.


For each request applicants are charged  €6.50 on the arrival of the item if the book was tracked in Italy, and €13.50 if it comes from abroad.  If you are are an external user with a University of Padova library card, there is an extra charge of €3,00 per request.

Requests sent to the British Library Document Supply Service and to non-European countries are excluded from fixed charges. The applicants will be apprised of the charges in advance.

Requests may be submitted by the internal users by filling the online request form; guest  users with library card must go to the Library of Statistics Sciences desk and fill in a paper form.

The length of the loan and the possibility of making photocopies is determined by the lending library.
UCPI does not supply photocopies of articles and parts of books as this service is already provided by each University library.

External libraries

The central service loans the material owned by the University libraries to Italian and foreign libraries only for reasons of study and research. Requests may to be sent to the UCPI or directly to the University libraries  and the books will be collected and shipped by the Central office. Items must be sent back to the UCPI  within the expiry date by certified post.


The current charge is € 6.00  for loans within Italy and from 2 to 4 IFLA vouchers for loans outside Italy, depending on the weight  of the book. The libraries will be apprised in advance of other charges that might apply in case of heavy parcels or custom expenses.

University libraries

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