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Document Delivery: Information for other Libraries

Accessing materials from other libraries

Who can request items from the University of Exeter Libraries?

We are restarting a limited Document Supply service: articles and chapters from digitally held material only.  We are unable to scan from print or lend books at this time.

All items currently on loan from us have been automatically renewed until 11/06/21. We are now accepting returns


We supply books or journal articles / book chapters to:

  • UK British Library account holders
  • International Libraries who participate in the IFLA voucher scheme

Members of the public are welcome to visit and consult our collections on a reference only basis but we cannot supply our materials directly to unaffiliated individuals. You will need to apply via another institution that has a British Library account e.g. your public library. Please talk to staff at your home university or public library for further assistance.

Contact us

Email for requests and enquiries


Supply / return postal address:

Document Delivery, Forum Library, 

University of  Exeter,

C/O Mail Room, The Old Library,

Prince of Wales Road,

Exeter, Devon,


Document Supply restrictions

We do not lend:

  • Whole issues / volumes of journals
  • Reference only material
  • Theses: Exeter theses awarded since 2008 should be accessible via ORE, our Institutional repository. Exeter theses can be requested via the British Library's EThOs scheme. 
  • Editions published in the current year
  • Items held at Special collections

We will consider lending items described above only if we are "Last Resort."

We will only renew items three times before requesting return


UK Libraries from 1st September, 2019 - in line with BLDSC (British Library Document Supply Centre) rates:

  • Loan: £15.80
  • Article / Chapter scan: £9.90 


Libraries outside the UK -   IFLA vouchers:

  • Loan: 2 Full IFLA vouchers
  • Article / Chapter scan: 1 IFLA voucher
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