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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. Please note that e-books are not currently available for Interlibrary loan.
There are two ways to make a request
Our recommended method is automatic form completion. These are likely to be processed most rapidly. Find your item on LibrarySearch and it will fill out the item and person details for you. To find items use the advanced search. If we don't own it, look in Libraries Worldwide. Click on the item title and you will see the Request Interlibrary Loan button on the right hand side. As the item and person details are automatically entered by LibrarySearch, you just need to fill out the final elements:
If we own any part of a journal print run and you want an article from the same journal, the Request Interlibrary Loan button will not show, even if we do not provide access to this article. In this situation you can use manual form completion.
Sign in to your account in LibrarySearch) click on your name in the top right and choose My ILL Requests. You will see a Create Request button that will open an empty form for you to fill in. You will need to complete all sections of the form. (We recommend using the LibrarySearch page to copy over the item details.) Manual forms are likely to be processed less quickly.
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 25 requests at the subsidised £3.00 rate per request 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. An additional fee is also charged on all interlibrary loan renewals.
Articles are usually delivered electronically. If you would prefer a hard copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Telephone: 01865 483145