Request interlibrary loans

Before you place a request

  • Confirm that the material is not available by searching Library Search, ensuring you are signed in to view complete results. Some materials may also be available freely online, such as review papers, open-access journals, and government publications.
  • If the material you need is a UK doctoral thesis, most are available to download free of charge from EThOS, the British Library’s electronic thesis service.
  • If the material you need is a print book or e-book, consider suggesting the title for purchase through our Suggest a Book scheme.

How to place a request

Most members of the University of Sunderland are eligible to use our interlibrary loan service. Requests can be placed via Library Search.

Staff or Student Interlibrary loans per academic year
Staff and researchers 65
Postgraduates 65
Undergraduates 25