Going Beyond the Library

Woman with globe 3You may find that your research leads you to resources beyond our University library. There are several options for obtaining materials from elsewhere.

Interlibrary loans – If you would like to access a book or a journal article that we do not have in the library you can request it via our interlibrary loans service. You would need to complete the online interlibrary loan request form with the full details of the item you are requesting. We order books from the British Library, which you can then collect from the University Library. If it is a journal article you are requesting, then you are sent a copy of the article.

Visiting other libraries

SCONUL Access – SCONUL Access is a reciprocal access scheme amongst a large number of academic libraries in the UK. This allows you to visit other University libraries to access their print resources as a reference user. Please see the SCONUL website for further information about the scheme and how to join, including the online application form. Remember, you can see other what resources are available at other University libraries by searching the catalogue on their library website.

Visiting the British Library – You may like to visit the British Library, which is a legal deposit library and holds a copy of all the books that have been published within the UK. You can visit it for free and explore the exhibitions. Information about visiting is available on the British Library website.

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