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Order a Book

We understand your frustration when you can’t get the book you need for your studies.

This is the Order a Book service for students. If you are a member of staff, please visit the 'Order a Book' for staff page:

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Order books for your studies

If the Library doesn’t already hold a copy of the book you need, fill in the order form and we will get it for you.

Please note:

  • We will provide books electronically whenever possible.
  • This service does not include reading list resources.
  • Due to remote working we’ve only been able to provide books that are available electronically. However, from end of April we will have a team on campus, part-time, to order books for your research that are only available in print. As we’ve been unable to order print stock since March 2020 we have a significant backlog.
  • Due to restricted capacity, a significant backlog and new labour-intensive workflows, we ask that you please select your orders carefully so that we can manage demand.

How it works

  • Is this a new request? If so, we will try and provide your items as e-books: please use the form below.
  • If you have previously requested an item that we couldn’t provide electronically:
    • For requests submitted before 1 April 2021: Please resubmit any requests by using the online form below. This will ensure that material is still required and we will prioritise these requests.
    • For requests submitted on or after 1 April 2021: No further action is required.

Before ordering

Before ordering a book please note the following:

  • Check that the Library does not already have a copy of the book: Search books
  • Select your orders carefully
  • This service does not include reading list resources: for any issues regarding availability of reading list items please speak with your lecturer in the first instance.

How long will it take?

  • We will make e-books available as soon as possible.As we have restricted capacity to satisfy print orders and there are delays in the supply chain, please allow for longer delivery times.
  • You will be notified via email when the book is available

Order form

Order a Book request form

At this time we are unable to provide you with access to books held at other libraries in the UK and overseas.