Inter-library loan

The Lyon 1 library participates in the Inter-library loan (ILL) system, a service which allows a network of French and foreign libraries to place or receive requests for materials (originals and photocopies)

SUDOC, the “Système Universitaire de Documentation” catalogue, locates the desired materials in the collections of French university libraries and other French institutions of higher education. 

ILL Supplier


Members of foreign libraries can borrow books or receive photocopies of periodical articles kept at the Lyon 1 library.

Foreigners: to obtain a document found in our catalog, please contact a University or a National Library in your country, which will send us your request.
Foreign libraries: to obtain a document found in our catalog, please send us your request by email. We’ll send you back the document by mail.

A fee is charged for this service:

Foreign libraries                      
  charges per slice of 50 pages
Photocopied articles 15,00€ ou 2 IFLA Vouchers
Books 20,00 € ou 3 IFLA Vouchers


The lending period for books is 15 days or 1 month.