When doing research you will certainly come across references to items which are not held in the Library. These items can often be obtained for you via the Interlibrary Loans service. This service, available to all staff and students, enables Oxford Brookes University Library to borrow items and obtain copies of articles from other UK libraries and even abroad.
Revised charges from 26 August 2016
Staff, Researchers (PhD, MPhil, PGTA)
Students (MA, MSc, MBA, Dip Course, UG 1,2,3,4)
photocopy: 24hr - £18.25 2hr - £27.80
Price available on request
Price available on request
Maximum charge for a photocopy: £6.00 Maximum charge for a book: £12.00
Charges for requests made by staff and research students are recovered from Faculties / Directorates. You can make an unlimited number of requests. Include your financial code on each request made.
Undergraduates and postgraduates on taught courses can make up to 40 requests at this subsidised rate per academic year. Over this limit, the full cost will be charged - check with Interlibrary Loans staff for details. A charge will be added to your library account when the request is processed.
You are asked to choose a delivery method when you make a request.
If you have any difficulty with your requests, the Interlibrary Loans staff will be pleased to help. Ask at the Welcome Desk Level 1 at the Headington Library, ask at the counters at the Wheatley and Harcourt Hill Libraries or e-mail us directly.
Some electronic information services offer full text articles and other documents which you can order using your credit/debit card. This can be a speedy and convenient way of obtaining material. However, it is expensive and the Library will usually be able to obtain the same material through our Interlibrary Loans service.
A photocopy request can be supplied to you via Secure Electronic Delivery and should be available for collection within 3 working days (subject to availability).
A loan is a request for a book, report, thesis, whole journal issue or conference proceeding. Because loans may be out to other users we can never guarantee a delivery time, but we often receive loans within 10 working days (subject to availability).
Renewals should be made at least two working days before the end of the loan period.
Urgent Action is a guaranteed delivery of 48 hours (subject to availability).
Worldwide Search - if your request is not available in the UK it may be possible to obtain material from abroad, but this can be expensive and may take some time.
Please contact ILL staff if you wish to discuss the possibility of an Urgent Action or a Worldwide Search
Telephone: 01865 483145