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Placing a request

What can be supplied?

Items not held by the Library, and not freely available online, can be requested. Please check Discovery before placing a request.

We provide electronic copies of journal articles or book chapters, and loans of books. For more information see Delivery and Collection Options

Although 85% of requests are supplied we cannot guarantee your request will be successful.

Information on items that cannot be supplied.

How long does it take?

Although we aim to respond to your request promptly there may be a longer wait during busy periods, some requests may take some time to satisfy, in these circumstances you will be notified by email.


There is no charge for making a request but limits do apply, see Charges and Limits


We can supply UK theses through the British Library EThOS service. Similar schemes exist for overseas theses and dissertations.

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