There is a £2.50 non refundable charge for each Inter-Library Loan. So it is important that before you order a book or a journal article on Inter-Library Loan that you ensure you have checked the LRC Search to ensure that the item is not held by the Learning Resource Centre.
Please also check that the information you provide is accurate as this will ensure you get the item you need as quickly as possible.
How long does it take?
We will process your request quickly. Journal articles can usually be obtained within 48 hours. However we may be in a queue for the book you want and so it is hard to give an estimate of time. As a result it is important that you plan your research and do things in good time. This will ensure you make the most of the service.
How long can I keep the item for?
Books are generally loaned for a period of 3 weeks from the date the LRC receives the book. It may not be possible to renew Inter-Library Loans and so it is important that you use the book immediately. Journal articles usually are in the form of a photocopy and so you can keep the article.
How will I know when the item has arrived?
We will let you know when the item is at the Learning Resource Centre. Like other books you will be informed when it needs returning. Please respect this as Inter Library Loans fines are high.