Inter Library Loans

The Inter Library Loans service enables you to get items related to your academic studies that we do not have in our own stock. 

See why doesn't the Library have the article or book I need?

We may buy an eBook to meet a request.  In a small number of cases it is not possible to get requested material.

Check access and auto-complete the online form

  • Please seach for the item below to see if we already have access to the full text
  • If the item appears in the search results but says citation online (not full text), click on the search result anyhow
  • You should then see an option to request this item via the Inter Library Loan service. This will attempt to auto-complete the inter-library loan request form for you. 


Online forms for Inter Library Loans

If the auto-complete option is not available, or doesn't work, please use one of the following online forms:

Charges and request allowances

Annual request allowances

The following annual request allowances are available for registered members of the University of Hull. Allowances run from 1st August to the 31st July for requests funded centrally (subject to budget availability):

  • Undergraduate students: 6 requests
  • Retired members of the University: 15 requests
  • Taught postgraduate students, research postgraduate students and academic staff: requests allowed based on need 
  • Associate borrowers: will need to pay the charges shown below per request


You are responsible for the following charges if you are over your quota (see above) or if you are an Associate Borrower:

  • PDF -  £9.00
  • Photocopies  - £9.00
  • Loans   -   £12.50

Renewing Inter Library Loan books

To request a renewal of a book borrowed via the Inter Library Loan Service please email

Requesting a UK PhD Thesis

If you require a PhD or other doctoral thesis from another UK Higher Education Institution please visit the website EThOS is an electronic system from the British Library allowing individuals to discover, access and archive e-theses that are produced in UK Higher Education Institutions.