Search Locate, the Library catalogue for the item you require.
If it is an ARTICLE and not found in Locate initially please tick the 'Expand beyond library collections' box and search again (this is under 'Refine my results' on the left-hand side of the screen, and will check libraries worldwide). Use the 'Resource sharing request' button to open a form which requires you to confirm the copyright statement and click on 'Request'.
If it is a BOOK and not found in Locate then please complete the Document Supply Request Form.
If we don't have the item you require, a request will be sent to the British Library.
The British Library provide 80% of our requested items. If the British Library are unable to provide the item, we will search other UK libraries.
Once we have found a library that holds the item, we will ask them to supply the item.
The British Library supplies documents via a link in an email which will be forwarded to you.
To access, open, view and download the document you will need to register with British Library On Demand.
You are advised to register after you have made a request for a document rather than later when you urgently require it.
The link to the article expires after 30 days so it is important that you claim your document as soon as possible.
Please see our DRM Lite information guide
You may apply to the Document Supply Service for renewal of a book and the cost to you for this is £5.25.
You must contact the Document Supply Service to ask for a book renewal. The lending library reserves the right to recall the item and may not renew the book.
Books are usually renewed for 4-5 weeks depending on the lending library.
All books are supplied subject to early recall by the lending library and must be returned as soon as recalled.
Please return all Document Supply books to the service desk. You will be issued with a receipt card as proof you have returned the book.
Do not use the Returns Machine; this does not check the book in and will not remove the item from your library record.