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Calling all Inter-Library Loan patrons!
We’re moving over to using the British Library’s new managment system for their Document Supply Service which we use to provide the majority of items you request. It brings some benefits we hope you will like:
- Colour: Secure Electronic Deliveries (SEDs) and photocopies will now be in full colour unless the original item is black and white
- No recall: Inter-library loans will no longer be recalled from you early, you will keep your item until the original due date every time
- Quicker delivery: Faster turnaround of items on loan at the British Library means items we are waiting for arrive quicker
We don’t anticipate your experience of requesting and receiving Inter-Library Loan items to change unduly, but as one of the first six universities in the country to adopt this new system we may experience some minor teething troubles during the first few weeks. We hope you can bear with us while we iron out any issues.
All staff and research postgraduates in the University may now start ordering Inter-Library Loans (ILLs) online via their Unicorn Library account!
Taught students, however, must continue to submit paper requests with a blue ILL voucher from their department and a tutor’s signature.
Futher enquiries to Nick Hollis, Circulation Services Manager.
A quick, convenient online inter-library loan (ILL) ordering system extends to all research postgraduates and staff from 1 August 2011.
Staff/PhDs/MPhils - use Unicorn online
Using your Unicorn Library account, the new system improves on both previous arrangements: paper-based requests and the pilot online system. You can dispense with:
- signing additional paper copyright declarations;
- signing or obtaining signatures of authorisation;
- attaching blue ILL vouchers.
Accounting for the nominal £3 contribution to the real cost of each request (the Library bears the rest) will be centrally arranged between departments and the Library.
Taught students - continue with paper requests
We hope to extend online ordering to undergraduates and taught postgraduates sometime in the future. However, currently taught students must continue to submit paper requests with a blue ILL voucher from their department and a tutor’s signature.