Information Services

Request new books and other resources

If the Library does not have the items which you require, find out how to request the purchase of books and other materials for addition to the collections. Details are also provided about requesting Inter-library loans, and information for course organisers on requesting E-reserve scans for teaching.

Scan & Deliver

Staff and students of the University of Edinburgh can request scans of one book chapter or 10% (whichever is the greater) or one journal article via DiscoverEd.

Book and other resource purchase requests

Academic staff may use the relevant online form for their College to request the purchase of books and other resources for Library collections to support research. Currently-registered students may make purchase suggestions for Library collections to support their University study and research by using the Request a Book Service (RaB) for students.


The E-reserve service scans material on behalf of course organisers for use in teaching.

Interlibrary Loans

The following pages provide full details of our Interlibrary Loans service.

Academic Support Librarians

Library Resources Plus