Interlibrary Loans

Books and collections that the library does not possess, may be borrowed from another library in the Czech Republic or abroad. The loan conditions are always stipulated by the owner of the document.

We also inform you that theses, complete volumes of journals and patents may not be lent within the interlibrary loans.

The interlibrary loans (inter-library loans and international inter-library loans) can be used by registered users of the CIKS. The ordering party bears all cost related to the interlibrary loans.

Interlibrary Loans within the Czech Republic (MVS)

How to order the service

You may place the order for the MVS from the CIKS collection at the loan desk of the VŠE Library in Žižkov and send it together with the contact data to, or use the electronic order form. As soon as the book is ready, you will obtain a message and collect the book at the loan desk in the library in Žižkov.

The CIKS provides interlibrary loan services from its collections to all libraries within the Czech Republic and via the National Library of the Czech Republic to foreign institutions as well.

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International Interlibrary Loan Lervice (MMVS)

The service of CIKS is provided in cooperation with the respective department of the MMVS at the National Library of the Czech Republic. It secures loans of publications and copies of articles from foreign libraries. By means of the MMVS it is possible to ask only for the documents that are not in the collections of the libraries in the Czech Republic. Therefore it is necessary to check the collections  before placing the request for the MMVS – check  availabilty of books in the Union Catalogue of the Czech Republic and Union Information Portal, journals in the electronic catalogue of Electronic Journals Library (EZB) and the Union Catalogue of the Czech Republic – Series.

MMVS is provided for a fee and its amount is defined according to the place of publishing of a document; CZK 5 is charged for each 5 pages of a a journal text, see the Price list of the CIKS Services. The service is paid from the financial means of the applicant’s workplace. Students and external users are recommended to contact the respective department of the National Library of the Czech Republic.

How to order the service

  1. Fill in the electronic document Order Form for the Book Loan from Abroad (MMVS) or Order Form for a Copy of an Article from a Foreign Journal. When completing the form, check whether the book or journal are available in the Czech Republic. Send the completed form by email to
  2. The order form will be completed with the price for the service and sent back by email. If you agree with the price, print the order form and have it confirmed and signed at your workplace.
  3. Send the signed and stamped ordering form in the paper form to the secretariat of the CIKS.
  4. As soon as the requested book or article from a journal is ready at the VŠE, you will be informed by email.