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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 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. 
  • Items held at Special collections
  • Items held at St Luke's Library or Old Library are not ordinarily available for inter-lending. Please apply for materials from these locations only if they cannot be obtained elsewhere and clearly mark requests for items from these locations as "Last Resort."

We will only renew items three times before requesting return


UK Libraries - current standard BLDSC (British Library Document Supply Centre) rates:

  • Loan: £15.40
  • 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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