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Inter Library Loans: Getting Started

What is Inter Library Loans ?


When UCC Library does not own a copy of a book or journal the Inter Library Loans service may be able to source these from other libraries worldwide.

Any patron with a valid Library ID card (and External Readers with borrowing rights) may use the service. Inter-library loans charges are currently waived for electronic items.  Applications may also be made for loans, for which a charge will apply as usual.  Readers should note that many libraries are not lending material at present, so it may not be possible to source items quickly, or at all.

Go straight to ONLINE APPLICATION or click on the tab above for guidelines on how to apply.

Click here to make a Request

Please note , you must login with your UCC Credentials

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Who can use the Service?

Registered UCC Students, and current and retired UCC Staff Members.

External Readers with a current borrowing rights should contact us prior to making a request.


Before Submitting a request

  • Please check the UCC Library Catalogue to see if the books or journals are already available in the library.
  • Check the Journals Portal for electronic journals, as we may already subscribe to a full text version of the article.
  • The full text of many journals may be available via other resources.

ILL Contact Details

Tel: +353 (0)21 490-2747



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