Postal Loans, photocopy and scan services
If you find it difficult to visit the library, we may be able to post items or scan material for you by request. We offer a postal loan service, whereby we can post copies of books only held in print in the library to your address. We do not usually post books outside of the UK, however we may make an exception if an item is essential to your research or study, please make this clear in your request. This service is also not available from our Cornwall campus libraries.
We also offer photocopy and scan services to ensure that you can make full use of the material that is held in print within the library. For a small charge, we can send you scanned PDFs or photocopies of journal articles or individual book chapters.
All staff and students can apply for postal loans.
Where we do not have an electronic version, we will send you:
How do I request a Postal Loan book?
Please place a request using the 'Request a book via postal loan' form below. A £2.50 charge will then be added to your library account. You can pay this charge on the library online fine payment system.
How do I return a Postal loan book?
Please return books in person, or by post. You are responsible for the cost for return postage for books. We suggest that you obtain a free proof of postage slip from your post office, standard post is sufficient.
Please note that books are subject to recall at any time. If you receive a recall email the due date will be reduced to 7 days, please post the item back by the due date to avoid fines.
If you have any problems returning the item, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A postal loan return form and label is available for you to use (please see below). Please complete the return form and we will let you know when the books have been received.
How do I request a journal article scan or copy of a book chapter?
Before you request Journal articles or book chapters (PDF format), please check the library catalogue to see if we have an electronic version of the material.
If we only have print, please make a request. Complete the correct form below to place a request. We must receive this form before we can send out your request due to copyright regulations.