Looking for resources? Use Library Search

Answered By: Stella To
Last Updated: May 09, 2018     Views: 5

You want it, We get it is a free service allowing current staff and students to ask for items that they need, but cannot find, for their studies. 

The Library will either purchase the item as library stock or loan it from another library.

Ebooks will be purchased whenever possible as this increases access to titles.

A specified number of items can be requested per academic year, depending on the user group.

The request allowance for specific user groups is:

User group

Request allowance per academic year


Unlimited requests

Postgraduate – Research

Unlimited requests

Postgraduate – Taught

30 requests per academic year

Undergraduate – Final year

30 requests in final year


10 requests per academic year

Please note:

  • 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. Library Search is available online 24 hours a day.
  • This service is intended for one copy of the requested item only.  Other routes to suggest a purchase:
  • 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.

See the 'You want it, We get it' form.