Most material that is not available in our collection can be obtained through the Interlibrary Loans Service.

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Before submitting an interlibrary loan (ILL) request, please check the catalogue to make sure we do not hold the book or journal you require:

Making an interlibrary loan (ILL) request:

In Hunter, sign in at the top right to activate the Request Interlibrary Loan link.

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This link will take you to an ILL form where you can submit a request for a book or article.

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1.    If you would like an article to be delivered directly to your email inbox, please make sure you select Deliver to me electronically (Articles Only)

2.    If you are paying for your ILL by account code, please enter the code in the Comment box.

Cash payments must be made at the Library helpdesk (Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm).
NHS staff are funded for 10 free interloans per year.

How much will it cost?

See the details of interlibrary loan charges.

Receiving and collecting requested ILL items

You will be notified when books and whole issues of journals arrive. They can be collected from the Library Helpdesk. They must be signed for and returned by the date shown on the slip inside. Photocopied articles, which you can keep, should be collected from the Helpdesk unless another form of delivery has been requested. Certain items may not be removed from the Library - they will be marked 'restricted access' and kept at the Helpdesk.

You can receive your articles by email

Helpsheet on receiving articles by e-mail - PDF

How long does the request take?

Most journal requests usually arrive within 2-7 days.

Most book requests usually arrive within 7-14 days.

Please note, however, that supply times depend upon the organisation supplying the request, and this is not within our control.

Urgent requests:

It is possible to obtain items urgently (i.e. within 2 working days). These have to be dealt with individually and usually cost considerably more to obtain. For an urgent request you should see one of the interlibrary loans staff, Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm.

Contact details:

Interloans Librarians - Jane Appleton/Louise Davies
Tel: 020 8725 5251
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Last Updated: Wednesday, 06 December 2017 10:29

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