Get the most out of your library service: Inter-Library Loans

Did you know you can request articles you can’t access via the library? It’s called an “inter-library loan”.

Libraries across the country will often loan items or send e-copies of articles to each other. We can therefore obtain a range of materials for you from other libraries. We may not be able to fulfill all requests, but we will do our best to get what you need.

“How do I request an inter-library loan?”

You can request via Library Search, the video on finding the full text opposite takes you through the steps. Usually any articles you request will be sent electronically to your University of Sunderland email address.

“How many items can I request?”

• Undergraduates can have up to 25 items in each academic year
• On-campus staff, researchers and postgraduate students can have up to 65 items in each academic year

Further FAQs on Inter-library Loans can be found here

Finding an article: and we DO have it – 0:00
Finding an article: and we DON’T have it – 1:16
NB: the “Resource sharing” option at 2:34 is now called ” Inter-Library Loans”
Checking which articles you have requested – 3:32

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