Interlibrary Loans and Using Other Libraries

Interlibrary Loans and Using Other Libraries

What do you do if the library doesn't have the resource you need? We can obtain books, journal articles and other materials either from another University of Bedfordshire campus or another library. You may also be eligible to use the information resources at another library.

Inter Library (Document Supply) and Inter Site Loans

  • Learning Resources offers free interlibrary loans. Please allow up to two weeks for the item to arrive; request forms are available from your library. 
  • If a journal article is available at another campus, we can obtain it for you for a charge of £0.50 each.
  • You can reserve books held at other campuses using the library catalogue - this service is free of charge.

Using Other Libraries

If you wish to use libraries at other universities/organisations you may use the following schemes:

  • SCONUL Access: This scheme enables staff and research students; part-time, distance and placement students; and full-time taught postgraduates to borrow material from up to three other participating libraries. The scheme also provides a reference-only service for most full-time undergraduate students. The SCONUL website provides further information, including a list of member libraries.
  • Dartington College of Arts: Houses the Arts Council of England dance video collection. There are over 150 videos available for viewing, including a number by Shobana Jeyasingh and Yolande Snaith. Registered students can use the collection for reference purposes free of charge. The website for the collection also makes freely available a number of video clips from dance performances.
  • British Library: Students may be eligible to use the British Library's resources in London by applying for a Reader's Pass.

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