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Inter Library loans

InterLibrary Loans 

If you need access to materials that we do not have in the library, you can apply for an InterLibrary Loan (ILL) and were possible we will order them in for you from another library.

You are entitled to make a number of InterLibrary Loan requests for free. This allowance is determined according to your level of study.

Level of Study Free ILLs
1st/ 2nd year and Foundation 5 per year
3rd years and PGCE students 12 per year
Post Graduate and Masters 20 across course
Research students 100 across course
Staff 25 per year

Once you have exhausted your free allowance you are welcome to continue to request ILLs, however fees will apply as follows.

ILL fees

Books £14.65 per request, per item
Journal Articles  £10.92 per request, per item
Renewals  £5.25 per request, per item.
Please be aware that all ILLs are subject to renewal fees

To make an InterLibrary Loan request

1. Check the library doesn't have a copy of the item you want before making a request.
Requests for items the library already has will be declined. 

2. Log on to the library catalogue and make your request. 

Terms & Conditions

For your request to be accepted you must supply a current Marjon email.

Please allow at least 5 working days for your request to be processed.

All request are subject to avaliability.

If you have any queres email:


Once your request has been approved and processed, you will receive an email when it is ready for collection. What happens then differs for articles and books.

Journal Articles

Journal articles will usually be supplied electronically, within 7 days, via the British Library’s On Demand service. International journals and those not held by the British Library may take longer to source.

An encrypted copy of the article will be sent to the Marjon email you supplied in your request.

To access your article, you must first register with the British Library’s On Demand system.
Note: The username you create CANNOT contain the @ symbol.

To download your article, click the link in the email and log in using the On Demand username and password you created previously.
Follow the prompts and install DRM Lite.
Note: You will also need a copy of Adobe Reader.

For help downloading articles please visit the British Library On Demand Help pages. 

You have 30 days to download the article from the date it was sent.

You are allowed to print a single copy for your personal use. 

All articles supplied via The British Library are solely for personal use and must not be disseminated or reproduced.


Make an ILL Request

Visit the library catalogue to make your request.

Contact us

01752 636700