The following pages provide full details of our Interlibrary Loans service.
Service Update: January 2023
Requesting from other University of Edinburgh Library sites
Requesting from other University of Edinburgh Library sites is not currently available.
Requests for borrowing physical items can only currently be placed on items held at the University Collections Facility or items on loan to another user.
Return of Interlibrary Loans
You may return your ILL items to the Main Library using the book returns machine in the entrance area, or to the site library from where your ILL request was collected.
About Interlibrary Loans
The Interlibrary Loan service (ILL) is one way to obtain material which is not held by the University of Edinburgh.
Request an Interlibrary Loan
A guide to using DiscoverEd for requesting and tracking Interlibrary Loan materials using your Library Account.
Paying for Interlibrary Loans
Details of how much it costs to use the service and how to pay for requests.
Delivery of Interlibrary Loans
Details of how to obtain your Interlibrary Loan items, loan periods, renewals and recalls, and what to do if an item is lost.
Copyright and Interlibrary Loans
Information on copyright restrictions and requesting Interlibrary loans for commercial purposes.
Interlibrary Loans service for external users
ILL services can be provided for registered Library borrowers who are not members of the University and for external institutions
Interlibrary Loans service alerts
Any alerts about the ILL service will appear here.
Help and support
Contact the Interlibrary Loans Team for further help and advice.