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Inter Library Loans: Charges


Inter Library Loan applications are funded using a token system. Tokens in use at present are pink in colour, and dated end of the current calendar year. 

The basic charge is 1 token for an article, 2 tokens for a book. Tokens are available at the Inter Library Loan office for cash or using a UCC purchase order form/via Agresso. 

Here are the current charges for Inter Library Loans

JOURNAL ARTICLE:               €4.00 (1 token)
STANDARD LOAN ( Books etc):   €8.00 (2 tokens)
RENEWALS:                                 4

JOURNAL ARTICLE:                     €5
STANDARD LOAN:                        10
RENEWALS:                                  €4

Material sourced from other libraries is usually renewable, unless required by another reader: generally there is no charge for this; please bring the book with you to the Inter Library Loan desk at least 2 days prior to the due date if you wish to seek an extension to the loan period.

Renewals and Overdues
Material sourced from the British Library is subject to an automatic renewal charge of €4.00 once the initial loan period has expired.  Where an item is significantly late, they impose a replacement and administration fee, currently £stg141.60. 

Lending Protocols & Procedures

Once the request has been received, the normal time for delivery is as follows:

Journal articles: generally 2-3 days, usually come in print form for collection.

Books and other loaned items: normally 8-9 working days, but this can be several weeks if the item has to be sourced from overseas. 

  • Once the item arrives, patrons will be notified by email. 
  • The loan period for most Inter Library Loans is 3-4 weeks.
  • It is important to return I.L.L. material promptly.  Failure to do so may prevent future loans, and makes securing items for others more difficult.