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Inter-Library Loans

Inter-library loans

If there is a book or article you really need but it is not available through the library catalogue, we can try to get it for you from another library.

*Please remember to check the Before you submit a request page before clicking the above link.

All communication will be made via your Solent University email address, so please make sure you check your account regularly for updates or questions in relation to your request.

Who can use the service?

The inter-library loans (ILL) service is available FREE of charge for all Solent University students and staff. The limits for requests are:

  • Undergraduates: 15 requests per year
  • Postgraduates/staff: 30 requests per year

Unfortunately, the ILL service is not open to visitors to the university or members of the public.

How long will my request take?

  • Journal articles: most are available within 5 working days
  • Books: most are available within 10 working days

How long can I borrow ILL books for?

Most books can be borrowed for 4-6 weeks.

How can I renew my ILL book?

Please get in touch with us before the ILL is due using the contact details below. We will then contact the lending library and request a renewal on your behalf.

Contact us

  • Email:
  • Telephone: 023 8201 3062 or 023 8201 3175
  • Visit: Inter-library loans office on the ground floor of the library (ML002)