Inter-Library Loans

Annual quotas

Annual quota restrictions were reinstated from 1 September 2021. Please see the annual quota section below for more information.


The Inter-Library Loans service enables you to get items related to your academic studies that we do not have in our own stock.  We may buy an eBook to meet a request.  In a small number of cases it is not possible to get requested material.

Online forms for Inter-Library Loans

Please select the appropriate form from the list below to make your Inter-Library Loan request:


Charges and quotas

Annual quotas

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

  • Undergraduate students – 6 requests
  • Associate Borrowers - will need to pay the charge as shown below
  • Taught postgraduate students, Research postgraduate students and Academic staff – requests allowed based on need (please check current availability via Library Search prior to requesting)


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

  • Secure electronic delivery (SED) documents -  £7.75
  • Photocopies  - £11.75
  • Loans   -   £16.25


Inter-library loan articles delivered as Secure Electronic Documents (SED) need to be opened using Adobe Acrobat Reader.  This is available on the public PCs in the Brynmor Jones Library. Alternatively you can download this software to your own PC. For more information please visit our libguide.


Requesting a 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.