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Inter-Library Loans

Inter-Library Loans

Access journal articles, book chapters and more that are not currently available from the Library.

Inter Library Loans service

Inter Library Loans service - Covid-19 changes

  • We can request electronic articles and book chapters from most UK libraries including the British Library Document Supply Service (BLDSS)
  • We are able to request some print material however this has dramatically reduced due to a number of libraries suspending their services, they will be made available via the Click and Collect Service
  • We are unable to supply reference material, or items held in overseas libraries at present


The Inter Library Loans (ILL) service allows staff and students of Newcastle University to obtain material not held by the Library.  Undergraduate students can make 25 requests per year and postgraduates and members of staff 50 requests per year. External users should use the British Library’s On Demand Service or approach their local public library.

Due to Covid-19 all Inter Library Loan requests are free of charge.

Before asking for an Inter Library Loan:

  • please check British Library catalogue for full bibliographical details and include the Document Supply Centre (DSC) shelf-mark
  • for multi-volume works, please complete one request per volume
  • make sure you have credit on your ILL account
  • for UK and international theses requests, go to Finding and obtaining UK theses and dissertations

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