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Inter Library Loans and Document Supply: Welcome to inter library loans

What does the Inter-Library Loan and Document Supply Service provide?

If the material you require for your studies or research is not held by the Sheppard Library or available via its electronic resources, the Inter-Library Loan and Document Supply Service is here to help you. Normally, we work with the British Library and other University libraries both in the UK and abroad, to obtain the books or articles you require.

The service is available to all registered Middlesex University students and UK staff with a current library registration.


Accessing the Inter-Library Loans service

If you have used the service before, please click on the Clioweb button below to log in and submit your request. If your request is for a commercial purpose or sharing with colleagues, please read the copyright section below and ensure that you select the Copyright Cleared Material Request form from the 'New Request' drop down menu in order to submit your request.


You will need to register the first time you use the service. Please see the video.

If you have not made an Inter-Library Loan request before or you need further information please read the Inter-Library Loans Service Rules below and the Before you submit a request and Submit a request sections in this guide.

If you have any further queries please contact us at or call us on 020 8411 2178

Inter-Library Loan Copyright

You should not request the same item more than once. In addition UK Copyright law forbids the copying of more than one article from a single issue of a journal or more than one chapter of a book.

Inter-Library Loan Charges

Due to Covid-19, all ILL adminstrative charges, where applicable, are currently suspended.

Academics, Researchers, MPhil/Phd, are entitled to 40 requests per academic year.

Undergraduates and taught Postgraduates, are entitled to 10 requests per academic year.

If you wish to place requests which exceed your entitlement, please contact your Liasion Librarian.


Registering for ILL (video)