Answered On Last Updated: Aug 20, 2020

What are Inter Library Loans and how do I request one?

Some of our services have been temporarily adjusted, please see our "What changes have been made to the Library Services during the Coronavirus pandemic?" FAQ for up to date details including changes to when borrowed items need to be returned.

The Inter Library Loan (ILL) Service gives students and academic staff the option of requesting books, book chapters, and articles for items that we don’t have in the Library collection. The items are borrowed from the British Library and other U.K. and Ireland suppliers, and are supplied for free, up to a certain allowance​ depending on your status. 

Inter library loans must be returned at the Welcome Desk (not via the book sorter).