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Supplier of last resort – from 01/01/2018 until further notice

From 1 January 2018 and until further notice Loughborough University Library will be a supplier of last resort for Inter-Library Loan and document supply requests made by other libraries.

If you intend to make an ILL or document supply request of Loughborough University Library from 1 January 2018 onwards, please:

  • ensure that the item that you are requesting is available nowhere else; and
  • clearly indicate that your request is a last resort request in the subject line of your email.

Thank you.

Services for other libraries

The Inter-Library Loan service lends documents and supplies copies of documents to other libraries.

We have an account with the British Library Document Supply Service (directory code LB/U-1).  Payments for most of our transactions with other libraries in Britain and Ireland are handled by the BLDSS—this is our preferred method of payment.

Loughborough University Library is a member of CONARLS (the Circle of Officers of National and Regional Library Systems— and we make the standard Inter-Regional Unit (IRU) charge for loans and copies that we supply to other CONARLS libraries.

We also lend documents and make copies for libraries outside Britain and Ireland. We can only accept payment for international orders in the form of IFLA Vouchers (

If you wish to make an Inter-Library Loan request please send it to us at:

PEB en dehors de Grande Bretagne

La Bibliothèque Universitaire de Loughborough prête des documents et fournit des copies de documents aux bibliothèques en dehors de Grande Bretagne.  Nous pouvons être payés seulement avec les IFLA Vouchers.  Si vous souhaitez faire une demande de PEB, s'il vous plaît écrivez-nous à:

Fernleihen ausserhalb Grossbritanniens

Die Universitaetsbibliothek Loughborough verleiht Dokumente und liefert Kopien von Dokumenten an Bibliotheken ausserhalb Grossbritanniens.  Wir koennen nur in IFLA-Vouchers die Zahlung akzeptieren.  Wenn Sie eine Fernleihe bestellen wollen, senden Sie uns bitte eine E-Mail an:

Please note that when supplying copies of documents Loughborough University Library is governed by the relevant sections of and amendments to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 ( and by licences and consortium agreements insofar as these apply to the reuse of documents requested.