Items not in stock

If your search for information identified something not in stock from our collections we have a number of sources available which may help with accessing an alternative copy. Before you investigate a source for an alternative copy please double-check for the availability of any items within our catalogue:

If a book is already on loan or is located at one of our other libraries you can use our reservations service to request it.


Alternative sources for items not in stock

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Inter-library loans

Request material from other libraries including print books for loan or copies of book chapters and journal articles.
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Stock suggestions

Submit suggestions for new stock including books, CDs, DVDs or music scores for addition to our collections.
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SCONUL access

Apply for SCONUL access to borrow or use books and journals from other SCONUL member university libraries.

Please note we are not able to guarantee the availability or supply of items not in stock through these alternative sources.

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