Central Medical Library
Vrazov trg 2, 1000 Ljubljana
pon. - čet. od 8:00 do 19:30; pet. do 15:00

telephone: 01-543-7730
Fax: 01-543-7745

Print Settings

Interlibrary Loan


The Interlibrary Loan Department at the Central Medical Library (CMK) can provide access to a variety of materials from all the libraries within Slovenia as well as international document suppliers. There are two components to the document delivery system: copy service and interlibrary loan (ILL) of books, journals, master's theses and doctoral dissertations. Since CMK is a public library, the ILL services are available to everyone, individual users and institutions. All the current Library members are offered discounts on photocopying and document delivery.

All the ILL transactions are subject to a charge according to the library service price list.


Requests can be submitted in the following ways:

  • by e-mail:
  • at the Reference Desk
  • by using »Moja knjižnica« via COBISS/OPAC catalogue (Library members only!)
  • by post
  • by fax: 386 1 543 7745
  • by Loansome Doc service, the document ordering capability for health professionals using Pubmed or NLM Gateway , both available on NLM's page providing Medline and other biomedical databases: To use Loansome Doc (service, registration is required).


The electronic form is available at:


The requested material is delivered by:

  • email directly to the patron's desktop
  • regular mail
  • pick up at the Reference desk

E-mail is the quickest and most reliable form of delivery. To avoid any problems when delivering articles in PDF format, the requestor needs the appropriate software (Adobe Acrobat Reader) and sufficient storage space in his electronic mailbox. (recommended quota is 10 MB).


CMK has been successfully cooperating with a number of libraries and document suppliers in Europe and the USA namely:

  • Subito Library Delivery Service; a joint delivery service including ZB Med Cologne- Germany, ZB Med Vienna from Austria and many other German, Austrian, Swiss libraries
  • National Library of Medicine, USA
  • Other suppliers (OCLC, etc)
  • Purchase an article copy from the publisher's site - CMK also offers this kind of service for all articles that cannot be obtained through ILL (original articles, epub ahead of print etc). Prices do vary from publisher to publisher, for more information please contact:


  • When submitting requests, make sure the given personal information and bibliographic citations are correct. Additional verification of those may cause unnecessary delays.
  • There is an additional service charge for all the rush requests processed in 24 hours (See Charges)
  • Requests not held by CMK are not automatically forwarded to other regional libraries or international suppliers. Please indicate your priorities when initiating the request.
  • CMK normally receives scanned copies from international libraries. When you need an original or a colour copy, do please state that in your order.
  • Please send your comments or complaints immediately.
  • All the PDF files of article copies supplied internationally can only be stored on the server for 3 weeks before being deleted.


Recent news

There are no recent news

Quick links

Vrazov trg 2, 1104 Ljubljana, Slovenija -- telefon: +386 1 543 7700, faks: +386 1 543 7701 -- e-pošta:

All rights reserved.

Creatoor Group izdelava spletnih strani