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Request a Resource

Get material the library doesn’t have

To submit an interlibrary loan request, please submit a request form here

Please note: We are aware that some of our patrons use AI software to help them identify and compile resources to read for their studies. AI-generated content may include resources as part of reference lists which are either entirely or partially fabricated. This can waste significant staff time when interlibrary loan requests are submitted for resources that do not exist, as we have to search for them. 

If you have generated a reference list using AI software, we ask that you please verify the resources actually exist before submitting any interlibrary loan requests for them. 

Check Your E-mails

We won’t contact you about your interlibrary loan request until we have acquired the item for you.

  • You will receive an email once we have received the item.
  • We will also let you know if we are unable to acquire the item.
  • The time it takes to receive items through interlibrary loan varies, but if you have any questions please email 




  • Books are available to collect from the library helpdesk.
  • Most books can be taken out of the library, but we will let you know if they have been supplied for use in the library only.
Electronic copies of articles and book chapters:
  • Instructions for download will accompany your document.
Return & Renew

Please return interlibrary loan books to the helpdesk, or through the external book returns machine if the library is closed.

  • To renew a book, contact as early as possible.
  • Renewals are at the discretion of the lending library, and are therefore not always possible.
  • There is a £4.65 fee associated with renewals.
  • Overdue items are subject to fees in line with our renewal charges.


In accordance with copyright law we can only proceed with interlending requests if you agree to the following conditions:

  • For a journal article request, you have not previously been supplied with a copy of the article, or another article from the same issue of the same journal.
  • Photocopies are obtained solely for the purposes of research or private study, and for your personal use.
  • See our page on copyright regulations for more information.