Article Ordering Service

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) supports the Ordering Service of Articles from journals and conference proceedings, with the aim of satisfying the educational and research needs of the members of the Academic Community.

The University of Athens collaborates on ordering articles with the National Documentation Center (NDC), while centralized management and support is provided by the Libraries Computing Center of NKUA. Specifically, domestic orders are made through the National Network of Science and Technology Libraries (NNST) from National Union Catalogue of Scientific Journals (NUC), while overseas orders are made through the NDC, by the British Library "British Library Document Supply Center (BLDSC)" and "SUBITO" (German Libraries).


All the members of the Library and Information Centre of NKUA (faculty members, undergraduate and postgraduate students, PhDs, etc.) have the right to order articles. In order to place an order for an article, you must contact with the Library that you are registered. For more information, consult the Library Catalogs below.

Before visiting the Library to order the desired article, you should check if the article or journal title is available in the NKUA OPAC catalogue. You can also search for journals not found in the NKUA in the National Union Catalogue of Scientific Journals. Then, for your convenience, you will need to complete the Article Order Form and visit the Library you are registered within three days to confirm your order. It should be noted that the article is delivered in printed copy by the Library of the NKUA where the order has been placed. Depending on the cost of the order, you may need to deposit the amount in advance.

Billing and response times

The delivery time for Domestic orders, through the National Union Catalogue of Scientific Journals  (NDC), depends on the Library sending the article. For this reason, no guaranteed delivery time is provided. Indicative delivery times and article costs for each shipping method are:

Simple process
(indicative time period: 2-8 days)

PagesCost (EUR)

Regarding Ordering Articles from Libraries Abroad, the response time is 2-3 days, and the cost depends on the article provider.

(Supplier Library)
Simple Procedure
(Standard Service)

British Library Doc. Supply Centre (BLDSC) (all subjects)

Prices vary depending on publisher's copyright fees

(German Libraries) - (all subjects)

€9 ή €14.50
Shipping Time: 2-3 days