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Inter Library Loans: Making an Application

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.

Making an Application


Login to the ILL application form using your UCC ID and password:


  • Complete the New Article Request form (also used for book chapters), or the New Book Request form if seeking a physical item.  Please note that a charge continues to apply for loan requests, and that many libraries are not lending material at present, so it may not be possible to source items quickly, or at all.
  • You will then receive an email.
  • Once the item has been received, you will be notified by email, either with a link to the item, or to collect it from the Library Services Desk on Q floor of the Library.

Click here to make a Request

Please note , you must login with your UCC Credentials

Details needed for application form

Provide as much information about a request as you can at the outset to ensure the item arrives quickly. 

Requests for books should include:

Place of publication
Date of publication 
International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
(generally don't exist for books published prior to 1966)

Example of book citation
Smyth, William J., Map-making, landscapes and memory: a geography of colonial and early modern Ireland, Cork, Cork University Press, 2006, ISBN 1859183972


Requests for articles should include:

Title of article

Title of journal

Volume and/or part/issue number and
Page numbers

Example of article citation: 
Hodges, Chris. “The influence of nanoparticles on polystyrene adhesion” Advanced Powder Technology, 2010, 21, 1, 13-18


Many readers use the Trinity College, Dublin catalogue as a reference source, and while this is useful for checking bibliographic data, readers should be advised that all stock lent from TCD can be consulted only within the library.

Other useful sources for bibliographical data include:

LIBRARY HUB DISCOVER (major UK libraries)

OCLC FirstSearch