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Inter-Library Loans: Contact & News

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we and other universities are taking precautions to help reduce the risk of infection to staff, students, and other library users. DMU campus and buildings are now closed to students and staff with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020 until further notice.

The ILLs Team are working from home but will endeavour to request and supply electronic article requests to you by email as promptly as possible, although there may be delays to our service if we experience any staff illness.

The Team will endeavour to obtain e-books if you require access to a book, however it may not be possible to obtain a book in e-format. We cannot supply any print books to our students and staff at this time, and we are not able to request books from other libraries nor are we able to supply books to other libraries.

If you have borrowed any books through our Inter-Library Loan service, please keep them safely at home. They will be renewed until such time as we are able to receive them back. Please check your DMU emails regularly so that you are kept informed about when they need to be returned, and how.


To search our collections of e-books and e-journals that are relevant to your studies, please view our Subject Guides and make use of LibrarySearch. Publishers and suppliers have temporarily opened up huge quantities of content in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, so you may find many more freely-available books and articles that you could not access before.

For more information on the current situation at DMU, please see the DMU News pages.

ILLs for 2nd Year Undergraduates

All students currently in their 2nd Year who are starting their dissertation research are eligible to request Inter-Library Loan items from the start of the Summer Term onwards, as well as throughout their 3rd year. We recognize that many students begin their research before they begin their 3rd Year, and we hope that this will help them to start their preparation and planning in good time.

If you are a 2nd Year student and need access to ILL items during the Autumn or Spring Terms of your 2nd Year, please contact your Subject Librarian in the first instance, before applying for any ILL items.

For further information on limits and eligibility regarding Inter-Library Loan requests, please see the ILL Entitlements page.

Contact us

 Kimberlin Library

Kimberlin Library


If you have a query about Inter-Library Loans, and you cannot find the answer in this Guide, please contact us at the email address below. We will endeavour to reply as promptly as possible, during office hours (Monday to Friday, 8.45 am to 5.30 pm).