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Interlibrary Loan

The loan of books available at the Mathematical Library of the University of Coimbra depends on the following conditions:

1. the request has to be done by a library that is responsible for the in time return of the undamaged borrowed book;

2. according to the item’s availability, the Mathematical Library offers a 3 weeks loan period;

3. items that are excluded from loan are:

  • single items or of frequent use;
  • damaged items;
  • very large items;
  • grey literature;
  • items in Rare Books classes or Special collections;
  • Journals;
  • Reference items.

4. the request should be sent to our circulation desk e-mail, with reference to the patron’s name, complete address and VAT number for invoicing.

5. the payment will occur after the sending of our e-mail containing the necessary information;

6. the requested items will be sent after receiving the payment’s proof.


  • for libraries in Portugal: €10,00 per title and per each volume, with an addition of €2,50 for each volume of the same title  or  2 IFLA vouchers;
  • for foreign libraries: €30,00 with prepayment + postage  or  3 IFLA vouchers.

* Every price may be altered when necessary.

Every correspondence should be sent to:

Biblioteca Matemática

Universidade de Coimbra

Largo D. Dinis

3000-143 Coimbra


For further information, please contact:

Telephone: + 351 239 791143

Circulation desk e-mail:


Check for the Interlibrary Loan Policies of the Coimbra University Libraries