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Inter-Library Loans

The Inter-Library Loans Service provides postgraduate research students, researchers and academic staff with access to information resources not held by our Library.

Your first step is to search our Library Catalogue using both the Including Articles and Excluding Articles search options, to ensure that we do not have the book, journal article or other material you require for your research.  Once you are sure that the library doesn't hold the material you need or a suitable alternative, you can request an inter-library loan.  We will then borrow the material you need from another library on your behalf.  Please be aware that we are charged by other libraries for this service, so please do ensure that our own collection will not provide you with the information you need.

Please note that in order to comply with copyright requirements, you must declare as part of the request process that the material you are requesting is for your own personal research or study and will not be used for any commercial purpose.

Please allow up to six weeks for the item you have requested to arrive.  Also please note that Inter-Library Loans cannot be renewed, so before requesting an item from another library please ensure that you will have time within the 3 week loan period to read it before it's sent back.

Please be aware that books borrowed under inter-library loan are not the property of the Library and are loaned to us by partner institutions subject to conditions. The ILL system works on trust and in order to maintain a good relationship with our partners we would ask you to respect the rules.

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Opening Hours

Collection and Return:-
Term time:
Monday to Friday 8.30 to 22.00
Saturday 9.30 to 13.00

Outside Term Time:
Monday to Friday 8.30 to 17.00

Location:  Library and IT Service Desk in the foyer of the library