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Request a Resource

Get material the library doesn’t have
Request

Fill in the form below depending which type of material you are requesting.

 

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 libline@essex.ac.uk 

 

Receive 

Books:

  • 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: Paper copies of articles:
  • These can either be collected from the helpdesk, or posted to you. 

 

Note that whilst there are restrictions due to COVID-19 we will only be processing electronic items and thus all items will be delivered via email.

Return & Renew

Please return interlibrary loan books to the helpdesk, and do not put them through the book returns machine.

  • To renew a book, contact libline@essex.ac.uk
  • Renewals are at the discretion of the lending library, and therefore are not always possible.
  • Renewals cost £4.65 per item per renewal.

 

Copyright

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.