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Our services: Inter-Library Loans: How can I renew or cancel an item?

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 can I renew or cancel an item? 

Renewals 

Some libraries allow renewals of books borrowed through inter-library loan, but they are not automatic. Email interlibrary.loans@durham.ac.uk to arrange a renewal. 

The yellow bookmark in your book will tell you if the book is renewable or not.

Cancellations 

If you need to cancel an inter-library loan request, please email interlibrary.loans@durham.ac.uk and tell us which request you want to cancel. 

Some requests can be cancelled immediately, but others could take a while. There are situations when a request cannot be cancelled, for example, if the book has already been posted to the Library. 

If you have accidentally made a duplicate request, please let us know as soon as possible.