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Interlibrary Loans and Using Other Libraries

What are Interlibrary Loans?

Leeds Beckett University's Interlibrary Loans service provides access to resources which are not held by the Library or other local libraries.

Photocopied journal articles, books and conference papers are obtained from the British Library or other UK libraries.

Information on obtaining dissertations and theses can be found on our Dissertations page.

Who can apply for an Interlibrary Loan?

Eligible groups Number of ongoing requests Number of requests per year
Final Year Undergraduate students* 5 20
Masters students 10 50
PhD students, Staff and Researchers 20 100
Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma students 5 20


*Non final year undergraduates should contact their Academic Librarian.

Students registered with the Offsite Service may also be able to obtain Interlibrary Loans.  Please contact the team at

The British Library is unable to supply Interlibrary Loans to commercial researchers.  It is also a copyright infringement to copy from one for commercial purposes.  Please ask Library staff if you need advice.

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