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Request an Inter-Library Loan

Find out how to get books, journal articles, conference papers and theses from other libraries if they are not available in any of UCLan’s libraries.
InterLibrary Loans should only be requested for sole use and private study. See Copyright declaration for full terms of use.  
For Group or Shared study or systematic reviews please contact the Subject Librarian Team on The subject team can also advise you on searching for free of charge Open Access material that is copyright compliant.

For more information view the Inter-Library Loans FAQs.


  • Request an Inter-Library Loan: £3 each
  • Renew an Inter-Library Loan: £3 each
  • Fines for overdue Inter-Library Loan items: 50p per day each

(The Inter-Library Loan service is for UK-based UCLan students only)

Secure Electronic Delivery for Inter Library Loan Journal Article requests: how to register, and FAQs

Online Requests

Online ILL request form FAQs

Requests for British Theses

UK theses requests should now be requested via the British Library's new EThOs database, ( which enables free access to digitised and downloadable versions of British doctoral theses. You can search the EThOS database without having to register. You do, however, need to register and log in if you want to download a thesis from EThOS.

If the thesis you require has not been digitised please complete the online inter-library loan form. We will inform you as soon as the thesis has been digitised. Please note that on occasion requests maybe rejected due to cost and/or availability.

Non-UK Theses/Dissertations

Please note the Inter Library Loans service will no longer process non-UK Theses and Dissertations requests.
Please use the  Proquest Dissertations and Theses database to find UK content.

British Library Reader Pass

UCLan students can register for The British Library Reader Pass, for further details visit the BL Help for Researchers page.

Further Information & Advice

The staff who work in Document Supply/Inter-Library Loans are always pleased to help and advise. If you have a general enquiry about the service, or need a progress report on your requests please email:
If your enquiry is urgent please contact the Document Delivery Service on (01772) 892296 or ext. 2296.

You can also contact us by post at the following address:

Document Supply & Inter-Library Loans
The Library
Learning & Information Services (LIS)
University of Central Lancashire