Lokaler Elektronischer Aufsatzlieferdienst (LEA)

Who can order?

This service is available free of charge to employees and doctoral students of the University of Stuttgart.

Due to limited access to the library buildings, the service "Aufsatzbestellung" is also available to all students of the University of Stuttgart.

In order to use the service, a valid library account is required.

If you have not yet activated your library account, you can do so via the SIAM User Self-Service. You can find the tab Universitätsbibliothek in your account there. By ticking off the box you agree to the University Library's Terms of Use and to the transfer of your data to the University Library.

Doctoral students without a staff account at the University of Stuttgart (without: ac123456) need a special access code. You can find the application form here

What can be ordered?

Complete articles and contributions from journals or anthologies and up to 15% of books from the holdings of the University Library.

How can I order?

First you have to find out the data of the desired article (author, title, page number, journal title, volume and year), e.g. via database search.

Then you can search in the UB Catalog as usual for the title of the journal in which the desired article is included.

After determining the journal title in the catalog, first choose the desired volume and then use the function "Aufsatzbestellung/LEA".

You can use the function "My account" in the online catalog of the UB to check the status of your order.

An introduction to ordering via LEA can be found here.

How and when will be delivered?

Once the document is available as a link in your library account, you will be informed by e-mail to your official e-mail address of 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.

What will not be delivered?
  1. 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)

  2. Articles from oversized journals (larger than DIN A3)

  3. Articles from journals which must be protected for conservational reasons.

  4. 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 e-mail.


If you have any questions, please contact the