Inter-library loans and document delivery

If an item is not held in any library in Oxford, we offer an InterLibrary Loan service to obtain loans of books and copies of journal articles from other UK libraries.

Full University Members
Non-University Members
Article (photocopy):£5.00
Article (photocopy):£15.95
Article (electronically delivered):£5.00
Article (electronically delivered):£15.95


Books may be requested to the Continuing Education Library or various other Bodleian Libraries locations. Depending on restrictions imposed by the lending institution, you may have to read a book in the Library or you may be able to borrow it.

Articles and book chapters

These are usually supplied electronically via Secure Electronic delivery (SED). In order to be able to read the document you must have the latest version of Adobe Digital Editions (free software) installed on your PC. Please check that you can open this test document before requesting Secure Electronic Delivery. It is also possible to request print photocopies.

How do I submit a request?

First ensure that the item is not available elsewhere in Oxford (this includes reference-only libraries such as the Bodleian Library).To do this, search SOLO. Library staff are available to help you to search if you are unsure.

You can place requests online at, using your PCAS account for payment.

For full information about the service, please see the Bodleian Libraries website

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