Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

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

Students and staff of the faculties of Arts and Humanities  from Tel Aviv University can order books, articles, theses and scans of items that are not held at the university libraries, free of charge. 
The service, which is a joint venture of Israeli Universities.



  • Which items can be requested ?
  • Submitting a Request
  • Pickup and return of ILL Items
  • Request items from abroad

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.​
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