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The University Library offers an Inter-Library Loan service which provides access to material not held within Cambridge University.

A wide variety of printed and microform material can be obtained from the British Library and other Libraries within the UK and overseas, including:

  • Books (and chapters from books)
  • Theses
  • Journal articles (and loan of whole issues)
  • Conference papers
  • Selected microforms

Anyone who has access to the University Library may use this service. The fee for an Inter-Library Loan request is currently £3.00 for members of Cambridge University and £6.00 for all other readers. Payment can be made in cash or by cheque made payable to "University of Cambridge".

To submit an Inter-Library Loan request, simply visit us in the West Room, or print out and complete a copy of the approporiate request form and send it to us with a cheque via the University Messenger Service (UMS) to: Inter-Library Loans Department, Cambridge University Library

More information on our Policies and Procedures, as well as general considerations when making a request can be found on the side bar to the left.