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Our services: Inter-Library Loans: How long does it take for items to arrive?

Current services available

We are delighted to announce that we are now able to offer a full range of services through Inter-Library Loan. We can now borrow books from other libraries and supply scans of chapters and articles.

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How long does it take for items to arrive? 

  • Most inter-library loan items arrive in around a week. 25% of requests arrive in 2 days and 78% arrive within 7 days. Some requests can take longer to source. 

  • Allow 7-10 days before contacting us about an ongoing request. 

  • If you have an enquiry about your request, please email the Inter-Library Loans team.