Edinburgh Napier University

Month: February 2021

All about Inter Library Loans

Are you starting your research and you find that one great article, but the full text is not on LibrarySearch?

What to do next?

First, check whether we really don’t have what you want in Edinburgh Napier University libraries. See details at Find a specific journal or article, Find a book.

If you are looking for an article, use Journal Search to quickly check for the journal title (click Journal Search at the top of LibrarySearch) or check within subject-specific databases. Not all articles will show up on a quick search of LibrarySearch. See the LibGuide for your subject to find out more about the best way to search for your particular subject area.

Items to support regular coursework should be held by the library – check your reading list on Moodle. If you are having trouble accessing books on your reading list or all the items are on loan, please contact your School’s Subject Librarian.

But if we don’t have what you want… Then request an inter library loan!

We can borrow items from the British Library and other UK libraries. The library pays the costs to make this free for you.

How to request

-Sign in to LibrarySearch.

-Click the Inter Library Loan tab and complete the form, filling in as many fields as possible.

-Click “Request”.

What happens next

We are all working hard behind the scenes but given the current restrictions we can only request electronic items and they are taking longer to arrive than usual.

Usually, you’ll receive an email from the British Library containing a secure web link to your requested article.

Find out more at Inter Library Loans.

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