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Inter-library loans

Inter-library loans

Inter-library loans are requests for items not held in our collections. These requests can include copies of journal articles, book chapters or conference papers. 

In order to request an inter-library loan, please fill in the form by clicking on the button below.

Requesting Inter-library loans - update

In response to the reduced services offered by our suppliers, we will be offering a digital only service for the foreseeable future.

Electronic (PDF or SED) versions of articles, conference papers and single book chapters will continue to be sourced where possible, but we are unable to supply book or journal loans. Please note that it may take significantly longer to process requests at this time so please allow additional time for your request to be supplied.

If you are unsure what you can request please contact the Acquisitions team.


Make an inter-library loan request


Our inter-library loan service will be taking a break from 4pm on 18th December and will resume on 4th January.

During this period you can continue to submit requests and we will process these when we re-open.

Please note that due to varying supply times at this time of year there will be some delay in satisfying requests. We are dependent on availability of staff at other institutions and we’d advise submitting your request as soon as possible before the 14th December.

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Useful links

Please find here a list of links to other services which may be of help or interest when trying to source material for your studies, and for help accessing the services of the British Library.