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Interlibrary Loans service alerts

Any alerts about the ILL service will appear here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

In response to COVID-19, Interlibrary loans will be offering a digital only service until further notice. Electronic versions of articles and chapters will continue to be sourced where possible but users will not be able to request print materials. Please note that it may take significantly longer to process requests at this time.

No fines will accrue on items over this period and users will not be fined for the late return of items due to the current Library closures.

Return of Interlibrary Loans 

University of Edinburgh library users: Please retain your ILL items at the moment, to be returned when we are again able to provide access to our libraries.

Other libraries outside of the University of Edinburgh: Books loaned as Interlibrary Loans before the COVID-19 outbreak may now be returned. Please note that returns will not be opened until ILL staff have full access to our libraries.