InterLibrary Request Service

Before making a request please check the Library catalogue StarPlus and ensure that the item is not in stock, either in print or electronically. If the item is in stock but out on loan you can place a request through StarPlus. You can also check the Directory of Open Access Journals: DOAJ and OpenDOAR: Directory of Open Access Repositories where you may be able to find the full text of the item you require.

If the Library doesn’t have the item you require and you can’t locate it from any other source, we will try to obtain it as an interlibrary request.

This service is expensive and we request you use it only for essential materials. Undergraduate and taught postgraduate students should not normally need to make requests unless they are doing a research module or dissertation research.

Please note the Library reserves the right to share information with your department regarding your requests(s).

Staff, Postgraduate Research Students, Postgraduate Taught Students and Undergraduates should submit their requests online.

STH staff should submit their requests using this form.

Registered external customers should download a form either in Word or PDF format from here.

Forms should be:

  • scanned and sent via email to
  • handed in at Western Bank or the Health Sciences Library
  • Or posted to Health Sciences Library, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, University of Sheffield, Beech Hill Road, Sheffield, S10 2RX

External borrowers will be charged for any interlibrary requests. Payment can be made via the online store after the item has been received. Information on how to do this will be sent to you one the item has been received.
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Libraries can contact us regarding lending material to their institution. Please see supplying to other libraries for more information.

For any enquiries please email