- Books - Check OneSearch to make sure the book is not held in the University Library. Often a keyword search on your chosen subject area will reveal material held in the Library which may be equally relevant to your study.
- Journals - Use Journal Search to check that the Library does not subscribe to the journal in print or electronic format (it may be available in an alternative eresource).
- You may find open access articles by searching Google Scholar
- Here are three useful tools to help you discover Open Access content online:
|EndNote Click (formerly Kopernio)||Automatically search the Library's subscriptions, pre-print servers, institutional repositories and private blogs for free PDFs. Works with Web of Science, Pubmed, Google Scholar and 1000s of other academic platfroms including ScienceDirect and JSTOR.|
|Add the Unpaywall app to Chrome. Search for content that you can use legally. Sources include repositories run by universities, governments, and scholarly societies, as well as open content hosted by publishers.|
|Use the Open Access search box to locate the OA version of an article, or add this extension to your Chrome browser.|
- If you are a member of academic staff and require a copy of a work to use in a module you are teaching, please contact the scanning service.
- Alumni borrowers can request up to 6 items per academic year, any renewals or requests for items beyond this limit will be charged at the current rates that the items are supplied to us. Overdue items will incur a cost of £1 per day and British Library, as of 2023, charge libraries over £220.00 for extremely overdue books – this cost will ordinarily be passed on to the borrower.
- Community borrowers can request interlibrary loans through their public library service and sign up to use the British Library's document supply service, On Demand, as individual users by creating their own account.
If you have any queries please email the Interlibrary Loan Service.