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Answered By: Mandy Steinberger
Last Updated: Apr 21, 2016     Views: 165

Document Delivery is a service for current staff and students to request books and journal articles not held in our Library stock but which may be required to enhance their research or course of study.  

Document Delivery is a free service and current staff and students can request a specified number of items per academic year, depending on their user group.

The request allowance for specific user groups is:

 User group  Request allowance per academic year
 Staff  Unlimited requests
 Postgraduate - Research  Unlimited requests
 Postgraduate - Taught  15 requests per academic year
 Undergraduate - Final year  15 requests in final year
 Undergraduate  5 requests per academic year

Please note:

  • The service is free for standard items that we can source from The British Library or other institutions within the United Kingdom.

  • For material that is expensive to acquire and services such as The British Library’s World Wide Search that is expensive to use, you will be asked to contribute to the cost of obtaining the item.  If this is the case, you will be contacted and asked if you wish to continue with the request.

  • You may be able to find alternative material within our existing stock which has the information you need so please check our other resources first.  Our Library catalogue, Library Search, is available online 24 hours a day.

  • A Document Delivery request is not a request for the library to purchase a book or journal article. If you require a book to be bought by the library, as you think it would be useful for others on your course or in future years, then please use our You Want It? We'll Get It service or speak to your Library Champion.