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.

The easiest way to request an item is through your Shelcat library account - simply log into your account and fill in the request form (there are two separate request forms, one for books and one for journal articles). Journal articles 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.

How to get a Shelcat library account

Every member of the College is entitled to a Shelcat library account. Simply complete our library application form. You can also use your Shelcat account to borrow books from our library if you are based in the UK.

Log in using your username or email address. You can also use your College Personal ID (PID) if you have one.

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