If you require items which are not available from our collections, you can access them via the inter-library loans request service (ILL) which is administered through the British Library.
Before submitting a request, please check FINDit as you cannot submit an ILL if we have the items in our collections.
Requests can be made by completing the British Library request form on FINDit. Ensure you have Signed in to access the form.
Track your ILL requests through My Account on FINDit. When a request is available for collection, you will receive notification via your University e-mail account.
Students can request up to 5 free requests per academic year. After this there is a charge of £3.00 for each completed request. This does not reflect the total cost of the transaction (£17.55), the remainder of which will be met by the Library. You will still be charged even if you do not collect your ILL (providing the request is met within our standard of 10 working days). The charge is added to your library account and should be paid as soon as possible via the online store. Please note that anyone with fines/charges of £10.00 or above is automatically blocked from using this service.
The ILL service is free of charge for USW staff and research students.
You can also access free legal open-access content, information provided by the British Library.