Loan at CERN library

The CERN Library has a wide collection of books, reports, journals and other documents. You can check which documents are available for loan in the CERN Document Server.

Interlibrary loan

If you don't find a book, an article or other documents at the CERN Library, we can see if an other library have it and do an interlibrary loan for you.


You can purchase a book if you want to, just ask us to order it for you. Please see also our bookshop collection.

Suggest new acquisitions

If you think the library should buy a document, please let us know.

Order a free publication

CERN publications and PDG publications can be ordered free.

Copy, scan & print

These services are available at the CERN library.

Ask for an ISBN

If you need an ISBN for your publications, ask us.


The CERN Library welcomes any gift of interest for our community. In particular old books out of print will be highly appreciated.

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For all other request, please check out the CERN Service Portal or send an email to

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