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Because of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic the Inter-Library Loan service is being reduced.

We will no longer supply any items to other libraries until further notice. We are very sorry about this.

We have extended the loan period of all books that are currently being borrowed from us by other libraries and will continue to extend them on request.

If you have any questions please email

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. At the time of writing this is £6.00.

For loans and copies that we supply to non-CONARLS libraries in Britain and Ireland our charges are pegged to those of the British Library. From 01/08/2020 we charge £16.10 for a loan and £10.00 for a copy (whether supplied electronically or in hard copy).

These charges do not include BLDSS handling charges or VAT (where applicable).

We do not charge for renewals of loans.

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.