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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 been reduced due to a number of libraries suspending their services,
  • Loanable material will be made available via the Click and Collect Service
  • We are able to request some material for use in the Library. When it arrives you will be sent a link to book a slot to come and consult it
  • We are unable to supply 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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