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Inter Library Loans: Charges


Inter Library Loan applications can be paid for in cash, or funded using the token system. Tokens in use at present are pink in colour.

The basic charge is 1 token or €4.00 for an article; 2 tokens or €8.00 for a book. Tokens can be ordered using a UCC purchase order form via Agresso. (The library is an internal supplier: ID is I0007, and the product code is I4852)


Here are the current charges for Inter Library Loans


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


STANDARD LOAN ( Books etc)   €10.00                
RENEWALS      €4.00

Material sourced from other libraries is usually renewable, unless required by another reader: generally there is no charge for this; please contact Inter Library Loans via email 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 £141.60 (UK).

Lending Protocols & Procedures

Once the request has been submitted and paid for, 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.  Items should be collected and returned at the Library and IT desk on Q floor.
  • 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.