Inter-library Loans

An Inter-library Request Service is available to all members of Oxford University, as well as to non-University members. This service seeks to provide access to material not held at the University. The Bodleian Libraries also supply their own material to other libraries and institutions.

(A) Requests from Bodleian Libraries Registered Readers

Please check SOLO, Oxford Libraries' catalogue, before making a request.

You can place a request using our online request form Contact details are automatically imported to the form so the only information required is the details of the book or section required. Articles/chapters will be sent by email and books will be delivered to the library of choice. The Sackler Library is one of the libraries that receives physical items sent from other libraries.

The form is accessed using Oxford Single Sign On or Bodleian Libraries login and payment is managed using the PCAS accounts currently used for printing, copying, and scanning.

The basic charges are as follows:

University Card holders:
Standard loan/photocopy: £5.00

Other readers:
Standard loan/photocopy: £15.95

A full list of prices can be found here.

Straightforward requests for British Library material may take around 5 working days.

Times vary for the delivery of articles and books from institutions other than the British Library. Requests made to other UK libraries may take two weeks or longer and requests submitted to international libraries may take several months

A guide to filling out the request form can be found here.

More details about the Inter-library Request service, including FAQs and information about copyright, can be found on the Bodleian Libraries website.

(B) Requests from Other UK Libraries

The Sackler Library is willing to accept requests from other libraries for photocopies of articles in books and journals. The Library does NOT lend books or journals.

The requesting library should send its request by email or post (see below), including details of the article/chapter required. If this is not known, we can send a photocopy of the relevant contents page/s. The library's request number and BLDSC account number should also be included.

The charge for the service will be the current BLDSC rate for photocopies.


Contact details at the Sackler Library for Inter-Library Loans:


Address: Inter-Library Loans, Sackler Library, 1 St John Street, Oxford OX1 2LG


(C) Requests from Non-UK Libraries

The library does not take part in the International Inter-Library Loan Scheme.

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