An overview of the various services offered by the Library.

University Library services

Guide to borrowing

Information and guidance around borrowing and returning Library materials.

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Requesting items

Guidance on how to make, collect and cancel requests for items from the Library.

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Walk-in access to University eResources

Guidance on accessing Library eResources for walk-in users.

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The Library may lend books and supply copies to other libraries within the UK and abroad.

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Guidance on donating material to the University Library.

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Interlibrary request service

Interlibrary request service

Guidance on how to use the interlibrary request service University staff and students, STH staff and external customers.

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Answers to some frequently asked questions regarding the interlibrary request service.

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Secure electronic delivery

Guidance on how to use the British Library's secure electronic delivery service.

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