Interlibrary loans

If after checking OneSearch you can't find the book or journal article you need, you may be able to request it as an interlibrary loan (see entitlements below) You may not use this service if you have any fines outstanding on your library account.

Journal Articles are sent via secure electronic delivery to your university email address.

Please note: UK PhD theses are available via the EThOS website and do not have to be ordered as an interlibrary loan.

Books obtained on interlibrary loan must be collected from and returned to the requestor's home site library. There is a charge for late return or loss of an interlibrary loan.


Books are usually lent for a maximum of 5 weeks. The British Library charge at least £5.10 for overdue loans and renewals and these charges must be met by the borrower. If you want to request a renewal, visit your library Help Desk before the due date and they will check with the lending library to see if this is possible.


​Undergraduate student (not final year) Up to 3 per academic year ​
Final year undergraduate student​ Up to 10 per academic year 
Taught postgraduate student​ Up to 15 per academic year
Research student​ Unlimited
Staff​ Unlimited
Partner college student​ N/A
External borrower​ N/A
​Intermitting students ​N/A
​UBIC staff/students ​N/A

Use this link to request an interlibrary loan



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