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Attention Covid-19 adjustments to Library services


Changes to interlibrary loans

Posted: Fri, 15th May 2020

Updated May 15th 2020 09:20

We cannot obtain any printed books at present but we are still accepting interlibrary loan requests and wherever possible will obtain electronic access to any article or book you require.

Updated Mar 25th 2020 08:28

We regret that the British Library is no longer able to supply scanned articles by interlibrary loan until further notice.  We will instead obtain electronic articles from publishers, where possible, but this is likely to take longer than our traditional interlibrary loan process.  

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.

Existing interlibrary loans

If you have an interlibrary loan book issued to you currently, this will automatically renew until the Library building re-opens.

New interlibrary loan requests

It will no longer be possible to request entire printed books and journal issues by interlibrary loan until the Library building re-opens.  We will instead procure ebook copies of any book requested, wherever possible.

We intend to continue to supply scans of journal articles from the British Library.  The British Library are operating a reduced service and delivery times are expected to be longer than usual.  

Contact us

If you have a question about an interlibrary loan, please email interlib@port.ac.uk.  For all other enquiries, please contact our enquiry service.



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