University Library System
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Document delivery

What is the document delivery service?

Through the Document Delivery Service, the University of Padua Libraries supplies users with copies of documents, such as journal articles, book chapters, etc, not available in any of their collections. All you have to do is to contact your library. It is also possible to request documents located in the Nuovo Archivio di Legnaro – NAL (ITA).

External libraries can also request copies of documents owned by the University of Padua Libraries.

The service may be subject to fees.

How to request a copy of a document not owned by the University libraries or located at the NAL

Institutional users

Before submitting a request for document delivery, please check GalileoDiscovery to see if the book or journal of interest is not already present in one of the libraries of the University Library System. If so, you can go to the library that owns the document and request it for consultation or loan.

If the document is not present in one of the University libraries, you will be able to request the supply of a copy of the document as follows.

Institutional users will make the request through Nilde Service (ITA).

To access service Nilde service, institutional users will select the "Institutional Access option - Idem Garr" on the home page, choose University of Padua in the drop-down menu and then log in using Single Sign-On (institutional email address login and password).

Guest users

Guest users with an SBA card can request a copy of a document (part of a book or journal article) not owned by the SBA libraries or located at the NAL. The request to supply documents must be submitted in one of the libraries of the SBA, at the service host using the form provided. The request will be submitted in one of the SBA libraries, at the reception desk by completing the provided form.

They require a € 3 prepayment per item, regardless of the outcome of the request.

Upon the arrival of the material, users will be notified by e-mail. You will have 30 days since the notification date to collect the documents.

How to request a copy of a document owned by the SBA libraries

External Libraries or institutions

According to current copyright laws, copies of material owned by the University of Padua Libraries can be supplied to libraries or institutions that request it in the indicated manner:

  • Libraries belonging to the NILDE network (or members of the NILDE network) will send the request via Nilde. Other libraries or institutions will send the request to the library that owns the document by e-mail.
  • Reciprocal free agreement is preferred; if not possible, a refund of € 4 per item will be requested. The refund, required only in case of a positive response, must be anticipated, with IFLA Vouchers.
  • Documents will be sent through Nilde or other secure file systems or by fax.

Copyright law

Document Delivery is subject to limitations imposed by current laws regarding the protection of copyright (Legge 22 aprile 1941 n. 633 and following amendments), and by licensing agreements signed with publishers. Documents are supplied only for study and research purposes and for personal use.

Users assume any liability for the use which might be made of the reproductions, being strictly prohibited any subsequent reproduction or publication for commercial use.

Intra-library document delivery service

The service is available to teachers, researchers, research assistants, students with disabilities and "Pietro Arduino" library users in Legnaro, and TGSI library users in Vicenza students.

How to request intra-library document supply from other University of Padua libraries

Authorized users will request document delivery through the Nilde service. To access the Nilde service you will select the "Institutional Access option - Idem Garr" on the home page, choose University of Padua in the drop-down menu and then log in using the Single Sign-Son (institutional email address login and password).

Upon the arrival of the requested document, the library will forward it via e-mail to the applicant.