Skip to main content

ILL info for other libraries – University of Reading

Show access keys

ILL info for other libraries

This page contains information for other libraries wanting to borrow items from University of Reading Library.

SUBMITTING REQUESTS

Requests should be submitted via email to the Inter-Library Loans team. Please include details of the item you require and a unique request number. If your Library has a British Library Document Supply Centre (BLDSC) account, please also include your account code for charging purposes.

Charges

The following charges are made for items wanted by other libraries.

Type 

Charge 

Copies of  articles or chapters for BLDSC account holders

in line with BLDSC charges

Loans for BLDSC account holders

in line with BLDSC charges

Loans to international libraries

2 IFLA vouchers

Miscellaneous photocopies

Type 

Charge 

UK non-business

10p per page plus postage and VAT (minimum charge £10.00)

Copies to be sent abroad (non-business)

10p per page plus postage and VAT (minimum charge £10.00)

UK business

25p per page plus postage and VAT (minimum charge £15.00)

Copies to be sent abroad (business)

25p per page plus postage and VAT (minimum charge £15.00)

All theses subject to a £4 binding charge.

Colour copies

Type 

Charge 

A4: 1-5 copies

£1 each

A4: 6+

90p each

A3: 1-5 copies

£1.25 each

A3: 6+ copies

£1.10 each

requesting university of reading theses

University of Reading PhD theses may be requested via EThOS the UK’s national thesis service. If the thesis you require is not available to download, you can request that it be digitised via Ethos.

If a thesis has been restricted by the author, please contact the Inter-Library Loans team. As a guide:

  • If the author has given a date for the period of restriction, staff will inform any requestors that we are unable to supply the thesis to Ethos until this date. Once the date of restriction has passed, the Library will be able to supply the thesis via Ethos.
  • If no date was given for the period of restriction, staff will attempt to contact the author in writing. If there is no response from the author after six weeks, the Library will not be able to supply the thesis via Ethos. We will inform you if we are unable to get permission from the author. 
  • If the author has given permission for the thesis to be supplied on inter-library loan, but only with their permission, staff will attempt to contact the author in writing. If there is no response from the author after six weeks, the Library will not be able to supply the thesis via Ethos. We will inform you if we are unable to get permission from the author.

We use Javascript to improve your experience on reading.ac.uk, but it looks like yours is turned off. Everything will still work, but it is even more beautiful with Javascript in action. Find out more about why and how to turn it back on here.
We also use cookies to improve your time on the site, for more information please see our cookie policy.

Back to top