External Requests

Information for libraries, organisations and individuals outside Oxford University

Library holdings are made available to UK and Irish libraries and organisations which have a British Library account.

Loans can be supplied to overseas organisations on payment in advance of IFLA vouchers. Overseas loans can also be paid via the LMML online shop. We do not lend to individuals.

Photocopies requested for non-commercial purposes only can be supplied to organisations and individuals on payment of an invoice or payment in advance with IFLA vouchers, or via the LMML online shop.

We cannot accept requests submitted on IFLA request forms.

All loans are strictly for library use only and cannot be taken out of the borrowing library for home reading. Renewals are not available for items from our open shelves, but other items can usually be renewed unless another request has been made for them.

All loans are subject to recall.

The following items are not available for loan:

  • Items over 100 years old
  • Collectable, fragile or unsuitably bound items
  • Items bound with others
  • Items on reading lists
  • Dissertations and theses submitted for Oxford University degrees - please contact oxford.theses@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for options and prices for copying.

Certain materials cannot be copied by the Document Supply service, e.g. out-of-copyright books in their entirety, very large items, fragile items, items bound with others. In these cases, libraries are advised to contact our Imaging Services department directly.

Please note that the Leopold Muller Memorial Library  reserves the right to decline any request for any reason.

If an interlibrary loan item is lost or damaged whilst on loan to you, we will pass on to you the amount charged by the British Library for lost items, currently £156.50 (more will be charged if the item is more expensive to replace).

Requests made by British Library account holders

Requests should be sent by e-mail to milena.zeidler@bodleian.ox.ac.uk or by post to the address below. Please quote a request number and your library's BL account code: your request will be delayed if you do not include these. We charge standard British Library prices.

Requests made using IFLA vouchers

Requests should be sent by e-mail to milena.zeidler@bodleian.ox.ac.uk or by post to the address below. Please quote a request number. If the requested item can be supplied, we will contact you to let you know the number of IFLA vouchers required or the amount to be paid via the LMML online shop. The charge is usually 2 vouchers for a loan and 1 for a photocopy, but may be higher for heavy books and long articles. The vouchers must be sent in advance.

Requests made using payment by invoice

Only photocopies for non-commercial purposes can be supplied for payment by invoice. Our current charge is £11.80 per article, including postage and packing.

Please submit  requests to:

Leopold Muller Memorial Library
Bodleian Libraries
, University of Oxford
Clarendon Institute, Walton Street
Oxford OX1 2HG, United Kingdom

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