This article provides information on the Interlibrary loans service and how to use it.

Items not in stock in the Library or subscribed to electronically may be requested via the Interlibrary loans service: we apply to other libraries to see if they can loan a book to us or send a copy of an article or book chapter for you to keep.

Before making a request, checkDiscoveryto see if the item you want is in stock. If you can find the item in Discovery, but it is not held by the Library, you will be presented with a link to an Interlibrary loan form, where the details of the item you require will be filled in for you.

If you can’t find the item in Discovery, you can fill in a blank online form.

The first time you use the Inter-library loans service, you will be required to fill in a brief registration form. After that, you will just have to log in using your usual University login details. Follow the instructions on screen and submit the request form electronically. For any enquiries please email library@port.ac.uk

For more information visit the Interlibrary loan page on the Library website