Inter-Library Loans & ArticleReach: Costs / Quotas / Renewals

Costs

The Inter-Library Loan service is available to all academic staff and students. The Library does not charge for Inter-Library Loans for most academic staff and postgraduate research students. Undergraduate and taught postgraduates get their first requests for free, please see the quotas below. 

Quotas

Category of User

 


Number of Free

ILLs per academic year


Number of ArticleReach

requests per academic year

Notes

 

UGs 10 Unlimited Further inter-library loans will be charged at £3/request
PGTs 30 Unlimited Further inter-library loans will be charged at £3/request
PGRs Unlimited Unlimited If the Library is concerned about resourcing the number of requests made by an individual user, we will work with them to identify priorities
Academics Unlimited Unlimited If the Library is concerned about resourcing the number of requests made by an individual user, we will work with them to identify priorities

Retired staff (excepting Honorary and Emeritus staff who retain full academic staff privileges)

0 0 £15 per request or more if the cost to the Library is greater.
Admin/Professional Services staff 0 Unlimited £15 per request or more if the cost to the Library is greater unless directly supporting the research activities of the University
External users 0 0
£15 per request or more if the cost to the Library is greater. 
Visiting Scholars Unlimited Unlimited Review on a case by case basis, taking advice from Academic Liaison and the relevant School

Music Centre-affiliated Societies:

University of St Andrews Music Society

Gilbert and Sullivan Society

University of St Andrews Musical Theatre Society

OpSoc St. Andrews

St Andrews University Madrigal Group

Unlimited Unlimited

Free at point of request.

Charges for lost or damaged material will be passed on to the Society.

Student Societies and groups affiliated with the University 0 0 £5 per request or more if the cost to the Library is greater

 

Renewals

You must return any ILL book by the date shown on your Library Record. Please disregard the slip on the piece of paper that the issuing library placed in the book.

If you would like to renew your book, please contact the ILL team at least a week before the due date so they can check with the supplying library.

Please note that automatic renewals do not apply to ILLs.

Items borrowed through ILL may be recalled, so please don't take them away with you during the holidays or semester breaks.

There will be a charge of £4 per renewal.

Overdue fees and lost books

Fines of £1 per day are charged for all overdue ILL items. Any charges incurred as a result of late returns or lost and damaged items have to be met by the Library user. You will be invoiced by the Library for any replacement costs.

If you renew an overdue book, you will still have to pay the overdue fees on top of the renewal fee.

Uncollected books

Inter-Library Loan requests which are not collected or consulted within 1 month of arrival will be subject to a non-collection charge of £10.