The Learning Centre
Inter Library Loans
Inter Library Loans (ILL)
What is Interlibrary Loans (ILL?)
The Interlibrary Loan service (ILL) is one way to obtain material which is not held by Calderdale College Library. This service may also be used to request material held in distant library sites.
What the Interlibrary Loans service provides?
The ILL service can obtain material which is not held by the Library, and which is needed for research and study. Within the UK the main source of supply is the British Library Document Supply Centre (BLDSC), but we also work with other libraries, in the UK and overseas.
You may also visit other libraries as most will allow visitors to consult their material in person. It is recommended that you check with the library beforehand.
You can request books, articles, reports, conference proceedings, patents, standards as well as other materials.
Please note: Items which are already held by the Library, but which are on loan to other readers, can be recalled from the current borrower by asking LRC Helpdesk staff. We would not request these via ILL.
How do I make a request?
First check that the item you require is not available on Library Search (Library Catalogue). Once you are sure that the library does not hold your item. Take all the details of the item (ISBN, title, author, publisher etc.) to the LRC helpdesk staff and staff at the desk will take your request?
Is there a charge?
Main charges for the requests are normally paid for by Calderdale College but you have to pay small administration fee of £3.50.
How do I know about my request has arrived?
Notification about requested items is usually done by ringing the person to the number provided by the person or sent by email to the address held on your library account.