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Document Delivery / subito


Short description

In cooperation with “subito – documents from libraries society” the library of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte offers you the possibility of fee-based electronic ordering and delivering of essays or single chapters from journals and books (maximum of 10% of a book) which are held by the library.

After searching in the kubikat you can place an order from every title which is labelled with the subito-button by clicking on it. You must register with subito before placing your first order. Please note that only orders from holdings of the ZI are possible.

The subito user groups
> Prices overview

Users residing outside of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein can order only with restrictions (only articles from journals with publisher licence agreements). But they can turn to their home libraries which can register with subito Library Service. Registration enables libraries to order documents on behalf of their users.

Technical requirements

To view and print the delivered documents you need to install the Adobe Reader software on your PC which you can download here for free.

What can be ordered?

You can order (electronic) copies of articles of periodicals and monographs (e.g. commemorative publications, congress papers) which are listed in the kubikat and are labelled with the subito-button. Further we also supply you with copies of single chapters of books (no loan of books!). Please note: the size of single chapters of books and articles of monographs may not exceed 10% of the work.

Charges for document delivery

Prices differ according to user groups, form of delivery and the country of your residence. For exact prices please see the website of subito. The actual price of an order will be displayed during the ordering process.

How to order?

You order a (electronic) copy of the desired article or chapter directly after your search in the kubikat. Beside every title from which an order is possible you will find the subito-button.

If you order via subito for the first time, you must first register. For all other orders, you only need to log in to subito with your user ID and password.

Subsequently, you may have to add bibliographic data to the subito order forms and select the desired delivery form. The costs incurred for the order will always be displayed before the order is completed.

How fast is the delivery?

Depending on the country of your residence, your wishes and the copyright regulations applicable in the respective case, delivery will be made by subito in electronic form or as a paper copy by post, usually within 72 hours (Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays). Postal delivery times must be added to postal orders.

How to deal with the delivered electronic document?

If you selected "PDF via Email" as delivery method you will get the delivery by e-mail attachment. To open and print the document use the Adobe (Acrobat) Reader which has to be installed on your computer.

Some PDF files delivered as part of the subito Library Service are protected by an Adobe Digital Rights Management System (DRM). Information on how to handle these DRM-protected files can be found here.

Method of payment

You will receive an invoice by e-mail from subito no later than four weeks after delivery. You can pay this invoice by bank transfer or credit card.

Bank details:

Bank: Commerzbank AG
IBAN: DE76 1004 0000 0212 1002 00

Any questions left?

Video instructions in German and English can be found on subito's Youtube channel.

If you need any help with ordering, delivering or dealing with documents, do not hesitate to contact subito or us:


subito – Dokumente aus Bibliotheken e.V.
Berliner Straße 53
10713 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 41 74 97 -10
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 41 74 97 -20


Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte
– Document delivery service –
Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 10
80333 München
Tel.: +49 (0)89 289 27 -603
Fax: +49 (0)89 289 27 -608