All Ipswich-based UoS students and staff are entitled to submit resource requests. Resource requests allow us to borrow books or receive article copies from other institutions across the UK. If you cannot access a book or article you need through the library, we can attempt to source it for you through a resource request.
Resource requests can be submitted via your library account, here. Please note you will be prompted to login upon clicking this link.
We generally advise that it will take 5-10 working days to receive a requested item. If we are advised that it will take longer we will let you know.
Charges will only apply if you have used up your request allowance as outlined above. Where charges are made, these will be at the standard rate charged by British Library. Current rates are:
If a book is lost or not returned, we may be charged a replacement cost by the lending institution. In the case of the British Library this is set at £179.20, and this charge will be passed on to you.
If you wish to renew an item please try and let us know at least a week prior to the due date; call 01473 338700, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost of a renewal is £5.25. This charge will be added to your library account once we have confirmed the renewal has been successful. Not all renewal requests are successful, as the return date of all items are set by the lending library.