Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Service (ILL-DDS)

Borrowing materials from outside UOB Libraries

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

For an ILLDDS material renewal: Form​

Status No. of items per academic year
Undergraduates 7
Graduates 15
Postgraduates 7
Full-Time Faculty 30
Part-Time Faculty 7
Staff 7

Responsibility of Requestors:
Users are requested to check whether the item is available at UOB or not before submitting an ILL-DDS request. Please refer to:
Inter-campus Loan (circulating materials between campuses)
Users of different campuses have equal access to library materials. They 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 is a member of the Lebanese Interlibrary Loan and Document Supply consortium (LIDS), which supports information sharing among its members. Other Libraries have mutual agreements with many institutions abroad to share library materials with each other.

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 copyright law and international agreements for the Protection of Intellectual Property. Therefore, libraries encourage users to abide by copyright laws and to understand the fair use concept.

The Lebanese copyright law (Chapter VI, Item 25 & 26: No. 75 of April 3, 1999) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of the specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be " used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order, if in its judgment; fulfillment of the order would involve a violation of copyright law.

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