Document Delivery

You can use the Document Delivery Service Subito to order copies of our holdings.

Usually, your orders will be handled within less than 72 hours (3 work days) by the USL Halle. Delivery via Subito is available for a fee. You can use the Mail Form to order books, disserations or microforms. Please remember to fill in the Shelf Mark and your personal information.

Ordering any materials means to acknowledge the Regulations of Use of the University and State Library Saxony-Anhalt. The following methods are available:

Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Zweigbibliothek Vorderer Orient/ Ethnologie
Muehlweg 15, Germany-06114 Halle (Saale)

You can order titles found in the ULB Halle’s OPAC. You can also check there, if the title is currently available.


The following catalogues are available for Searching:

You can find the bibliographical information (author, title etc.) for each publication in our library’s OPAC or in the digitized paper catalogues. When you have the publication you need on screen, you can see immediately if it is currently available or lent to another user. This function is not available in the digitized paper catalogues. Please enter all the information on the title manually to order it. Orders filled with a correct shelf mark will be preferred.

There are two ways to order: By using our Subito-Service or by ordering via mail. If you click on the mail-order link, a new e-mail will open in your mail program or the browser’s mail tab, pre-filled with the required fields. If you prefer a collective invoice for two or more items ordered, please type “collective invoice” into the “Comments/Bemerkungen” field of the electronic order form. Please note that you acknowledge the Regulations for users of the University and State Library Saxony-Anhalt.


The prices of copies of articels are listed at subito-doc. The prices for delivery of books and returnables:

User group Books and Returnables (per volume/item)
Schüler, Auszubildende, Studierende, Hochschulen, überwiegend aus öffentlichen Mitteln finanzierte Wissenschafts- und Forschungseinrichtungen und juristische Personen des öffentlichen Rechts, jeweils einschließlich ihrer Mitglieder, Angehörigen und Mitarbeiter Euro 8,-
Selbständige und kommerzielle Nutzer (z.B.Unternehmen, Firmenbibliotheken) Euro 14,-
Privatpersonen Euro 8,-

Additional fees: We charge Euro 2,50 for time-consuming additional bibliographical searches.


If you are placing an order through Subito your orders will be delivered according to the Subito delivery conditions.

Article copies will be delivered within 72 hours. Delivery is possible either by e-mail, fax, or snail mail. The orderer carries the responsibility of compliance with copyright regulations.

If a document cannot be delivered the University and State Library Halle will notify the orderer by e-mail or fax within 72 hours, orderers who placed their order by snail mail unfortunately can not be informed .

Books published 100 or more years ago are sent to orderers from Germany and to foreign libraries after special agreement only. All items have to be returned to the library within 4 weeks from the date of delivery. Readers who want to keep an item for more than 4 weeks are asked to send a written application to ULB Halle.

Billing and Payment

All orders are legally binding. Invoices will be sent with the ordered documents and by snail mail. Payments should be made in Euros within four weeks. The personal data of the orderer are stored for a limited period of time and for billing purposes only. All information submitted by users will be handled with strict confidentiality. If you prefer a collective invoice for two or more items ordered, please type “collective invoice” into the “Comments” field of the electronic order form.

For further information please contact:
Anja Schika, phone (0345) 55 – 22005