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Order an Article - staff

Need an article for your research? Order it here.

This is the Order an Article service for staff.

Order articles for your research

If the Library doesn’t hold a copy of the article that you need, complete this order form and we will get it for you.

If you want to recommend that the Library take out a new subscription to a journal or database, please contact your Academic Engagement Librarian.

Before ordering an article

Please note that you are unable to order material that we already hold. Check Library Search before ordering.

We are unable to secure articles that are published online ahead of print.

Charges and payment

Administration charge

There is a non-refundable administration charge for each request supplied:

  • Current and retired University of Manchester staff - £2
  • Full members of the Manchester Medical Society - £7

Payment

  • You can pay in person at the Customer Service Desk in the Main Library.
  • You can pay with a voucher if you have been given one by your faculty or school.

How long will it take?

  • Usually, journal articles are supplied within seven days. Some items may take longer.
  • You will receive an email to your University email address when your request arrives.
  • To check the progress of your requests please contact us at uml.mdoc@manchester.ac.uk or on 0161 275 3741 and provide your Library ID number.
  • If we are unable to fulfil your request, we will contact you as soon as possible.

Collecting your article

  • Whenever possible, articles will be delivered to you electronically via your University email address.
  • To access a British Library article, you must register for a British Library On Demand Account. You’ll have 30 days to access it and print one copy. Find out more on the British Library Website.
  • If an article is supplied as a photocopy, we’ll ask for your address and post it to you.

Can't access the online form?

Online form - Order an Article