InterLibrary Loan Service of Articles

The InterLibrary Loan Service of Articles is a service that gives the opportunity to Hellenic Open University (HOU) library users to order articles (otherwise not available in the HOU library) offered by other libraries, through the National Union Catalogue of Scientific Journals of the National Documentation Centre. All members of the HOU academic community (academic staff, students, administrative staff) as well as external users, can have access to this service.

 

First, users must verify that the article they wish to borrow doesn't exist:

  1. at the collection of the HOU library (search in the Main Catalogue of the library)
  2. in the electronic journals available through the Heal-Link consortium
  3. in the electronic journals provided by the HOU library

Second, they must search for the journal they are interested in, in the National Union Catalogue of Journals of the National Documentation Centre, locate those libraries that provide it and fill in and send electronically to the HOU library an Article InterLibrary Loan request Form.

Then the HOU library informs the user (by telephone or in writing) to present themselves to the library and collect a photocopy of the article and pay the appropriate fee. For distant users articles are sent by email, fax or posted through a courier service and the fee can be deposited in a bank account. The cost of the article depends on the total number of its pages as well as the way it's delivered to the user (email, fax, courier service). The charges for articles have been determined by the National Documentation Centre. For further details please refer to the table below.

 

Number of Pages

Sending by courier & e-mail

1-20

2,00

21-50

3,00

51-100

5,00

101-150

8,00

151-200

10,00

200 and above

15,00

 

Number of Pages

Sending by fax(in town / outside of town)

1-4

2,65

5-10

3,80

11-20

5,45

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