If you need to use any material not held by Marjon Library we will try and obtain it for you from elsewhere, via the Inter-Library Loan (ILL) service.
Your request will initially be sent to the British Library, if they cannot supply we will try other ILL lending libraries.
Inter-library loans (ILLs) are available to all staff and students, allocations vary and are shown below:
External borrowers may use the service but at the current cost of an ILL application.
Marjon library users may also obtain additional loans at the current cost of an ILL application.
Book £15.65Journal article SED £10.70Journal article photocopy £12.20
Prices correct as of August 2016
How do I apply for an ILL?
Always check the Library catalogue and A-Z listing of electronic resources before making a request to ensure the item is not in stock.
If the item should be on the shelves and you are unable to find it or place a hold, please fill in a trace form at the Library counter or email Library Enquiries at email@example.com and we will look for it for you.
If you are having problems viewing a journal article which we should have access to please phone the Library on 01752 761145 or email Library Enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are making an Inter-Library Loan request print and complete a copy of the ILL request form. Please type your name in the signature section if you are emailing the form to us.
**Applications should be submitted on an inter library loan request form (see PDF at bottom of page).**
How do I know when an ILL has arrived?
Secure Electronic Delivery
Journal articles will be delivered by secure electronic delivery (SED) unless otherwise requested or the article is not available electronically.
We advise that you download the test document and read the information via this link before making an ILL application.
How long will the ILL take to arrive?
We will process your request within three working days of receiving the application. However the total time will depend on the type of request and whether it is in stock in British Library or we need to source from elsewhere.
How long can I keep an ILL?
The ILL system depends on good-will as no Library is obliged to lend us material. If items are returned late or damaged, further borrowing may be withdrawn. We will recall all loans at the Lending institution’s request.
British Library Catalogue
ZETOC British Library’s electronic Table of Contents of current journals and conference proceedings
COPACCatalogue of the members of the Consortium of Research Libraries (CURL)
Copyright and British Library Services
Phone 01752 636700 ext 2200
Inter library loan request form (adobe .pdf, 74 kbs)