If you want a specific book or journal article that we don’t have a copy of, and you can’t get it from UWE or University of Gloucester, you could ask us for an interlibrary loan.
Interlibrary loans are items that we request from another library. All you have to do is give us the details of the book or article, and we will source it for you. We don’t charge you for this service! The British Library receives a copy of every publication produced in the UK, so British journal articles are usually fairly easy to get hold of.
If you are supplied with a book or journal, you will need to return it to us by the date we give you so that it can be sent back to the lending library. If you receive a copy of a journal article or chapter from a book, that copy is yours to keep, though you must sign a copyright declaration to agree that you won’t make further copies.
To request an interlibrary loan, please fill in the form below with as much detail as you can. We will contact you within a couple of days to confirm your request, though it may take up to 2 weeks for the item to be requested and delivered, so plan ahead and make your request as early as possible.
You can also use the form if you have any general questions about interlibrary loans.