Inter Library Loans
Material not held at Brunel can be requested via our Inter Library Loan service. A form is available via the Library catalogue - see the link on the right. Journal articles and photocopies from conference proceedings can be sent through the post or via Secure Electronic Delivery. Books and other material have to be collected from the Library.
We try to obtain material from UK sources, the British Library, in the first instance as this is generally quicker but can apply abroad if necessary.
There is a charge for this service - see the link on the left - so please ensure that you have checked the University Library’s resources before applying. You can check:
- The Library catalogue;
- Summon, our research engine;
- The E-Journals A to Z;
- Our electronic resources;
- You can also check with the Help Desk or your Subject Liaison Librarian about the best research methods & information sources.
You only pay for material that is supplied: there is no charge for failed requests; however, we cannot cancel requests once submitted. We are dependent on items being on the shelf at other libraries at the time we apply and although the vast majority of items are supplied within 2-3 days we cannot give you a cast iron guarantee to supply items within a specified time. Books and monographs are usually sent to the library and we will notify you by email when they are ready to be collected.
Journal articles can be sent electronically by Secure Electronic Delivery or to the address on your library account.
Your local public library may also be able to offer Inter Library Loan services. This may be of particular benefit to distance learners.