How to make an application

Always check the Library catalogue and A-Z listing of electronic journals prior to making a request to ensure that the item is not already in stock.

Please give as much information as you can, including a source of reference, as this is required by the British Library. You must include the following information:

  • The journal title
  • The journal volume and part
  • The year of publication
  • The article title
  • The author of the article
  • The page numbers of the article

To request an article:

If you are making an Inter Library Loan request please print and complete a copy of the inter library loan request form (see PDF at bottom of page). Please note that the Copyright Declaration section of the form must be signed using your personal signature.

Signed forms can be:

  • Scanned and sent as attachments to
  • Delivered by hand to the Library
  • Posted to:

The Library/Inter Library Loans

University St Mark and St John,

Derriford Road,

Plymouth PL6 8BH

Remember an article supplied by The British Library is solely for personal use and must not be reproduced.

We will send an email to your Marjon email address as soon as your material arrives.

Secure Electronic Delivery

Journal articles will be delivered by secure electronic delivery (SED) unless otherwise requested. It is advisable to read the information and download the test document via this link before making an application.

Notification that the document is available will be sent to your Marjon email address. This will usually be within 3 days of your request being processed, although it can take longer. It is essential that you check your email regularly. You will then have 14 days to download the document from the British Library server, after which the file will be deleted (a link is provided in the email you receive).

It is suggested that you print the document as soon as it received, the document must not be stored electronically. You can only download and print the document once, and then the file will be automatically deleted.

Please note:

A copyright declaration form must be filled in, signed and returned to the Library before a request can be processed.


Inter library loan request form (adobe .pdf, 74 kbs)