Inter-Library Loans

How to make requests for books, journal articles and theses.

Requesting a thesis

Before making an Inter-Library loan request for a thesis please search the following databases:


Details of 250,000+ UK theses with a service to download or request full text from participating institutions.

Proquest Dissertations and Theses: Full Text 

This provides details of over 2.3 million international dissertations and theses from 1861- present, with over a million dissertations available as full-text downloadable PDFs.


Details of thousands of international dissertations and theses

Cambridge and Oxford theses

The Universities of Cambridge and Oxford do not supply loans of their theses through Inter Library Loan but these may be available for personal purchase by contacting them directly.