If you need essential content for your research and it is not held by Swansea University Libraries, then we can obtain an interlibrary loan or a copy from another library for you. This service is available for Swansea University students and staff for the purpose of private study and non-commercial research only.
Interlibrary loans must be collected from the Information Desk at your requested pickup location during staffed hours. You will receive an email notification when your loan is ready to collect.
Chapter and article copy requests will be supplied electronically to your university email address. Your request may be supplied directly by British Library On Demand.
If you are a course instructor and require a digitised article or chapter to use in a reading list or Canvas, please make a digitisation request instead.
We can obtain:
We cannot usually obtain:
*Dissertations & Theses
Check British Library EThOS (UK theses) and ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (International theses) for free and subscribed access to e-theses before making a request. If a thesis has not previously been digitised and we are unable to obtain a loan, then you may be able to purchase a copy via these services:
Due to high cost, the library is unable to subsidise the purchase of theses.
For information on accessing Swansea University theses, please see the E-Theses and Theses Library Guide.
It is free to make a request, but please be aware that there is a cost to the Library for each supplied loan or copy. Casual requests are therefore discouraged.
|Loan / Copy Requests||Free|
Renewal 1: Free
Renewal 2: £5
|Overdue Fee||£1 per day|
|Uncollected Loan Fee||£10|
|Lost Loan Replacement Fee||£182.80 (British Library default fee)|
Requests are usually fulfilled within the following times:
However, lender supply times can vary and we advise allowing up to 10 working days for your request to be fulfilled.
To cancel a request, please contact us as soon as possible.
Interlibrary loans do not automatically renew. To request a renewal, please contact Document Supply Services by email.
Renewal 1: Free
Renewal 2: £5.00 per loan (added to library account)
Please allow time for your renewal request to be processed. Renewal is subject to lender permission and loans may be recalled at any time.
Document Supply Services
Singleton Park Library
Swansea, SA2 8PP
Email: Document Supply Services
Copies (scanned): £10.15 + VAT
Copies (electronic source): £6.00 + VAT
CONARLS members are charged the current rate for the scheme.
We accept IFLA vouchers as payment for international loans or copies.
Loan: 3 IFLA
Copies: 2 IFLA
All items are loaned for a period of six weeks and are renewable for a further six weeks unless otherwise indicated. Some items may be restricted for use only within your institution, e.g. theses. Please check our catalogue before requesting material to make sure that it can be borrowed.
We will lend: