Local Electronic Article Delivery Service (LEA)
This service is available free of charge both to employees and students of the University of Stuttgart.
In order to use the service, a valid library account is required.
Doctoral students without an employee account at the University of Stuttgart (without: ac123456) need a special access code. You can find the application form here.
Complete articles and contributions from journals or anthologies and up to 15% of books from the holdings of the University of Stuttgart Library.
Once you have determined the data of a desired article (author, title of the article, page number, title of the book or journal, volume, year), e.g. via database search, you can search as usual in the catalog for the book or journal title in which the desired article is included.
After determining the title, click it in case of a book, for journals you have to choose the desired volume first, then use the function “Copy (LEA) of the article".
You can use the function "My account" in the catalog to check the status of your order.
Once the document is available as a link in your library account, you will be informed by email to your official email address at the University of Stuttgart. You have to retrieve the document yourself within two weeks.
The electronic documents are provided as pdf files and can be opened with Adobe Acrobat Reader. The articles can be read directly on screen or copied to the local computer and printed out.
For copyright reasons, the documents supplied may only be used for personal use (Sec. 53 Act on Copyright and Related Rights (UrhG)), including the author's own scientific research and teaching purposes (Sec. 60a Act on Copyright and Related Rights (UrhG)). This means that you may also make these files which we have provided digitally available to your students in your ILIAS events with restricted access.
Delivery time is a maximum of 2 working days.
- Complete articles from newspapers and kiosk magazines (such as Spiegel, GeoMagazin). A maximum of 15% is allowed according to sec. 60a, par.1 Act on Copyright and Related Rights (UrhG)
- Articles from oversized journals (larger than DIN A3)
- Articles from journals which must be protected for conservational reasons
- Articles from media in electronic form as they are already accessible as full text
If an order cannot be completed, we will notify you by email.