Inter Library Loans

Struggling to find a book or journal article for your research? We can help! The library offers an inter-library loan and document delivery service which is free to all members of the College.

How to request an item

Before requesting a journal article, you should always check to see if it is available via the Knowledge Network.

If you cannot find what you are looking for on the Knowledge Network then the easiest way to request an item is to email When requesting an item please provide as much information as possible - it's really helpful to have the following:

  • Journal articles - Journal title, article title, author, publication year, volume, page numbers.
  • Book - Title, author/editor, ISBN, publication date.
  • Book Chapter - Book title, chapter title, chapter author/editor, ISBN, publication date.

If you have any problems finding the correct reference please get in touch.

Journal articles and book chapters can be requested in electronic format or as photocopies. Once we receive your request we will locate the item for you and send it out to you as soon as possible. And don't worry, if you need an article in a rush, let us know and we can request special delivery services from the British Library.


All photocopies are subject to copyright restrictions. You should only request an article or chapter of a book if it is to be used for non-commercial purposes. You will need to complete a copyright declaration form before we can supply you with your requested item. This will be sent out to you as soon as we receive your initial request.

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