Library

Interlibrary Requests

The Interlibrary Requests service exists to support your research activities related to your role at the University, by obtaining material not held in the University Library.  

Our  request forms allow online requesting, as well as electronic delivery to your Sussex email account. If you have requested a book, we will offer access to an ebook where available or alternatively a print copy will be sourced  from another library.  For journal article requests, we can provide desktop delivery for items supplied by the British Library. 

Placing a request
  • Please check Library Search to ensure that the item you require is not already in stock or available electronically before requesting, then go to the Library homepage and click on the Place an Interlibrary Request box.  You will be asked to sign-in using your IT Services username and password.
  • Select either the Book  Request form for a book, book chapter or conference proceedings or the Article Request form for a journal article, conference paper. 
  • Provide the full bibliographic details for the item you are requesting, as this will speed up your request.
  • For Article Requests supplied by the British Librarywe will deliver the article direct to your email account using their Secure Electronic Delivery service, unless you add a comment on the request form requesting a paper copy instead.  Where desktop delivery is not possible, we will provide a paper copy for collection from the Info Hub in the Library. 
  • Please read and agree to the terms of the copyright declaration by ticking the check box, before submitting your request.
Interlibrary Request limits
  • Undergraduates - 20 requests for each academic year
  • Postgraduates - 100 requests for each academic year
  • Staff - 100 requests for each academic year
  • Faculty - 100 requests for each academic year
  • Associate - 10 request for each academic year

Please note, once the annual limit has been reached requests will be charged at the full rate of £14.65 for a loan and £10.60 for a photocopy. 

Additionally, the Library provides support to groups of researchers carrying out externally funded Systematic Reviews. Please contact the Research Support team if you think this may apply to you.  

 

 

EThOS

EThOS is a service providing access to the electronic full text of UK doctoral theses. If you are unable to obtain a digitised copy of the thesis you require through the EThOS service, please contact Interlibrary Requests as it may be possible to obtain a loan of the hard-copy direct from the University concerned. Further information about access to theses is available from the Theses and Dissertations Subject Guide

Contact information

Interlibrary Requests office

T 01273 678162 (internal 8162)
E library.interlib@sussex.ac.uk