Need something we don't have?
The ILL requesting service is limited nationally due to the current health situation.
If the item you want isn't held here we can request it for you from another library.
Please note that charges may apply - see your Library Account for details.
The quickest way to obtain journal articles is to request through ArticleReach.
If the article you need is not available on ArticleReach it still may be possible that we can obtain a copy for you. Log in to your Library Account and choose 'Request an Article' under ' Request Something we Don't Have'.
Secure electronic delivery via OnDemand
Where possible, the British Library can supply articles to you electronically via the Secure Electronic Delivery service.
Many UK theses are now available via EThOS (you need to register to use this service).
If the UK thesis you want is not freely available through EThOS or you need an international thesis, then Log in to your Library Account and choose 'Request a Thesis' under 'Request Something we Don't Have'.
Books (Inter-Library Loan or 'ILL')
COVID-19 Note: The ILL book service is currently suspended. Due to current restrictions we cannot supply physical items, however you may request one chapter from a book to be delivered by email.
Log in to your Library Account and choose 'Request a Book' under 'Request Something we Don't Have'. There is no charge to you for the initial request, however, if you wish to renew the loan (if possible) then there will be a charge.
PLEASE NOTE: Non-collected/consulted ILL items will incur a charge of £5.00