Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Service (ILL-DDS)


Borrowing materials from outside UOB Libraries Eligibility:
All UOB students, faculty, and staff with active university ID are eligible for ILL-DDS service, when the item needed is not available through the Library’s print and online collection. This service is free of charge for users; the cost is covered by the libraries. Therefore, requests should be made cautiously.

Please click on the following link to place an order: Form

Or, renew a material: Form

No. of items per academic year
Full-Time Faculty
Part-Time Faculty

Responsibility of Requestors:
Users are requested to check whether the item in available at UOB or not before submitting an ILL-DDS request. Please refer to:
Inter-campus Loan (circulating materials between campuses)

Users in different campuses have equal access to library materials. Users can request a library item available in a branch library to be delivered to the desired campus.

For Inter-Campus Loan please fill this Form

Lending library materials to other libraries

The University of Balamand Libraries support sharing library materials and welcome interlibrary loan requests from other libraries. Our Library is a member of the Lebanese Interlibrary Loan and Document Supply consortium (LIDS), which supports information sharing among its members. In addition, the libraries have mutual agreements with many institutions abroad to share library materials.

LIDS members and partner libraries:
Free of charge
Other libraries :
Non-returnable: 2 IFLA vouchers (or 25 USD)
Returnable: 3 IFLA vouchers (or 35 USD)

For lending, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Department:


The University of Balamand observes and follows the Lebanese law and international agreements for the Protection of Intellectual Property and international agreements. Therefore, the libraries encourage users to abide by copyright laws and to understand the fair use concept in order to exercise good judgment when fulfilling their educational needs.

For further help please contact:
Issam Fares Library Learning Center (Main Campus)
ILL-DDS Department
Ground Floor, Room 014
Tel. +961 6 931 958 , 931 962/ 964 Ext. 4126