Before you place your ILL request:
Is your Library Account clear of all charges and overdue items?
Have you made a keyword search for the item in Summon?
For articles and chapters: have you checked if it is already available Open Access?
Can you access the material in the British Library Reading Rooms?
You can place your ILL requests here:
Requests from borrowers who have overdue charges on their Library Account, or who have overdue items, cannot be processed.
By submitting an Interlibrary Loan request via our web forms, you understand and agree to the following:
UWL provides this service for free.
Actual costs for 2018-19 are as follows:
Supply times for items can take between one to three weeks depending on availability, although article requests often arrive sooner.
We advise that items are requested at least two weeks before you require them.
Your allocation is:
Requests above your allocation will incur a non-refundable charge based on the prices above.
Articles are yours to keep.
Books may be kept for up to six weeks, depending on the supplying library.
Renewals are not always available and may incur charges (£5.10 per item in 2018/19. Prices increase every August.)
Please contact us well in advance of your return date if you wish to renew.
Loans may not be supplied again within two months of return.
Items returned late may incur additional charges.
Please contact us as soon as possible if you think you have lost an ILL item.
In some instances, a replacement copy may be accepted in lieu. Where this is not possible, the British Library charges a fee of at least £174.50 (plus VAT) for lost items, including a non-returnable administration charge of £87.25 (plus VAT). This charge will be passed on to the requester.