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Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

Interlibrary loan service

SLSP Courier

The item is available in swisscovery and can be requested directly through SLSP Courier:

  1. Go to swisscovery and sign in with your Switch edu-ID account.

  2. Search for the desired document in the catalogue by selecting the swisscovery search scope (by default, the search scope is swisscovery IHEID).

  3. In the list of results, click on the desired title to access the details of the reference and check for available services.

  4. In this new window, under "Other loan and request options", a list of institutions that own the document is displayed. Select the institution of your choice, then click on "Loan". It is possible that an institution has a document, but the "Loan" option is not available. In this case, try another institution. If no institution offers the "Loan" option, proceed to the "Interlibrary Loan" method, as the document cannot be requested via SLSP Courier.

  5. In "Pickup Institution", choose "IHEID". Click on the button "Send Request".

  6. You will be notified by email when the ordered document is available.


  • Delivery times for an SLSP Courier are usually c. 3 working days (+ postal delays if applicable).


Requester Provenance of the document Book Article or chapter
Member of the Geneva Graduate Institute community All provenances, pick up at the Geneva Graduate Institute Library desk Free* Free*
SLSP Libraries, Mail delivery at home or work address** 12 CHF 5 CHF***
External user SLSP Libraries, via the Courier Service, pick up at the Geneva Graduate Institute Library desk 6 CHF 5 CHF***
SLSP Libraries, Mail delivery at home or work address** 12 CHF
Switzerland 12 CHF
Europe 24 CHF 8 CHF***


United Kingdom and other countries 36 CHF

* Provided that the order has been made according to the procedures explained above
** Service available at some SLSP institutions
*** Up to 20 pages, then 2.50 CHF for each additional 20 pages


  • All fines are managed by the lending libraries.
  • A fee of 10 CHF is charged for any non-collected request.