New interlibrary loan delivery system launched

We are pleased to confirm we are now using the new and improved DRM Lite system to deliver interlibrary loans from the British Library.  All orders placed using our interlibrary loans system will now use this system.  When you request a journal article or book chapter using the interlibrary loans service, it will now be delivered within a few days directly to your University email account.  You will then be able to open it on any computer, tablet or smartphone with a working internet connection and Adobe Reader (or Acrobat) installed.  You will have 30 days after receiving the interlibrary loan to save a copy, which will remain accessible for up to three years.  You will still have the option to print a single copy to store more permanently. 

You will need to register for a British Library account in order to receive interlibrary loans through the new system at  You will also need to register through the Library website to use our interlibrary loans system the first time that you request an interlibrary loan.

Interlibrary loans placed on or before Tuesday 6th June 2017 will still be processed under the older system and will therefore require the FileOpen plug-in to open.

For more information please see the Library website.

If you have any questions, difficulties or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.​

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