ILL (Interlibrary lending) is a way for libraries to share their material with other libraries.
The library can request books, dissertations, theses, or electronic documents for registered users. It can also request photocopies of journal articles stocked in French (except Paris and Parisian region) or foreign libraries.
The academic documentation system’s SUDOC catalogue can be used to find documents in all French university libraries and other French institutions of higher learning.
The service is free of charge with the exception of requests sent to some foreign libraries.
The time it takes to receive requests depends on the type of article.
Users are informed when their requests arrive by e-mail or telephone.
The lending library specifies the length of the loan, and this must always be respected.
In most cases, articles are lent for one month, but this may be extended with the agreement of the lending library.
Requested documents must be viewed on site.
How to make a request
• By using the "user account" rubric, "ILL" tab (users must enter username and password)
• By filling out a form available at the library’s reception.
Borrowing from the FMSH library
French or foreign libraries can borrow or receive photocopies of works or theses held at the FMSH library.
Requests must come from a lending library.
It typically takes about one week to receive requested items.
Items are lent for one month.
Documents must be viewed on site at the lending library.
Libraries can make requests by e-mail or by writing to the following address:
190, avenue de France
CS n° 71345
75648 PARIS Cedex 13