Inter Library loan Services and Covid-19
We are now able to offer this service to academic staff and all students. Additionally, we can process requests for both electronic and print material.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, processing print ILL requests takes significantly longer due to limited number of staff on site. Please have this in mind when planning your work and research for which you may require the ILL service.
For information about Library Services during Covid-19 follow the link below.Library Services Update
What is an Inter Library Loan?This is a request service that gives you access to materials we don't have in our own stock. The Library service can borrow items and obtain articles from the British Library and other UK libraries.
How do I request an Inter Library Loan (ILL)1. Go to LibrarySearch.
2. Sign in to make an ILL request and to get full search results.
3. Search for the item you need to find out if we have it.
4. Click the 'Interlibrary Loan' tab if you can't find the item.
5. Complete the form, filling in as many fields as possible.
6. Click 'Request'.
Inter Library loan Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of material is available?
Requests for theses should be done via the Electronic Thesis online service - Ethos.
Who can use our Inter Library Loan service?
How long will my Inter Library Loan request take?
How are Journal articles delivered to me?
The British Library uses a DRM Lite electronic delivery method to:
supply secure encrypted documents.
make sure the item is used only as permitted.
protect the rights of the copyright holder.
If you have any problems downloading your item, check their list of FAQs.
Journal articles sourced elsewhere will be emailed to you.
How do book loans work?
Recalls – the external lending library can ask us to return an Interlibrary Loan before its due date. If this happens, we'll send an email to your University email account asking you to return it as soon as possible.
Lost or damaged items - Edinburgh Napier University Library is charged for items that are lost or damaged by our borrowers. We pass on this charge, plus any administrative costs, to the borrower.