If you have searched the library and not found the book or journal article you need, you can still obtain your item in a number of ways.
We can request books and journal articles for you from the British Library and other academic libraries. Please see further information on the inter-library loan service (includes request forms).
Find an open-access version
Journal articles are frequently published in an open-access form, meaning they can be read without a subscription or purchase. More information on finding open-access versions of journal articles.
Suggest a book purchase
You can ask the Library to purchase a book:
- Academic staff
- please use the reading list system to order items for your module
- please use the book order form if the book is: for research; for a module or programme in development; in support of several programmes / disciplines
Request a copy of an article from the author
It is common academic practice to request copies of journal articles direct from the author. Look for the corresponding author's e-mail address in the abstract of the article. They may send you a copy of the published version or a pre-print version, depending upon publisher restrictions.
Order an article from the publisher
Publishers often provide the option to purchase a copy of an individual journal article. The costs of direct orders are paid by the requestor and are not currently supported by the Library.
Search other libraries
Find a library that holds the book or journal you need:
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Contact the Library
For further advice, or to report an item missing from the shelves, please contact the Library using the details below.