Answered By: Susan McGlamery Last Updated: Aug 13, 2015 Views: 15
The Library offers an Inter-Library Loan (ILL) service to enable students and staff to obtain materials that we do not currently hold. Materials may be obtained from the British Library, through its Document Supply Service, or from other libraries by means of various reciprocal agreements.
Although this service can incur a high cost, we allow a certain amount of requests to be made without charge:
- Students: 30 requests for free per year
- UWL staff and research students: 50 requests for free per year
Requests over and beyond these limits may incur a charge which must be paid in advance and which is non-refundable, regardless of whether the request is ultimately satisfied or not.
Requests from borrowers who have overdue charges on their Library Account, or who have long overdue items (from Library stock or inter-library loans), cannot be processed.
ILL requests can be made for the following resources:
- Journal articles
- Conference proceedings
How to apply?
- Books: Please complete the form at http://www.uwl.ac.uk/forms/inter-library-loans-books.htm.
- Journal articles and conference proceedings: Please complete the form athttp://www.uwl.ac.uk/forms/inter-library-loans-articles.htm
Full details of the item required must be included so that we can effectively process the request. Due to the high volume of requests we receive we are unable to accept lists of items by email.
Please do not request items which the Library already holds in stock whether in print or electronic format.
Please contact us for any enquiries regarding Inter-Library Loans.