Inter-library Loans (ILLs)

Obtaining books and articles from other libraries

This service is available to staff, postgraduates (apart from those studying via Improve International) and undergraduate students doing their final major project/dissertation. If we do not have a particular book, it is usually possible for us to borrow it for you, or obtain a copy of a journal article, through the British Library.

You can also request an inter-library loan using the form on Find it @ Harper.

Please make sure that you do not have access to the item by checking library catalogue before you make a request.

More information about inter-library loans can be found in this leaflet

Journal articles will be delivered electronically to you. More information on electronic delivery.


  • Undergraduates writing their dissertations are allowed up to 10 free requests.
  • Taught Postgraduates are allowed up to 20 free requests (unfortunately this does not include students of Improve International).
  • Staff and research students – the number of requests provided will be at the Library Manager’s discretion.

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