Inter-Library Loans

If the library doesn’t hold a copy of the book or journal article that you need, we may be able to order it in for you to borrow from another library (also known as an inter-library loan). 

  • UCSD students who are studying on a programme awarded by the University of Plymouth can also request books and journal articles from the University of Plymouth’s Library. These are free of charge and take about a week to arrive. Search their online library catalogue (Primo).  

Torbay Libraries offer a service for sourcing books from other authorities within the UK, as well as sourcing photocopied extracts from periodicals and serials.  There is a £4 initial charge for inter-library loans, and a £2.20 charge per renewal.  Click here for more information. 

How to request an Inter Library Loan 

To submit a request, download and complete the relevant inter-library loan request form below (one per request). Please email your completed form to [email protected]

ILL Book Request Form  

ILL Journal Request Form  

Collecting your request 

Once your inter-library loan has arrived, library staff will contact you either by telephone or email to your student email account.