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Order an Article

Need an article for your studies? Order it here.

This is the Order an Article service for students.

Order articles for your studies

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. Please remember to include the ISSN so that your request is not delayed.

If you want to recommend that the Library take out a new subscription to a journal or database, please contact your supervisor or course leader.

Before ordering an article

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

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

We are also unable to translate material.

Charges and payment

Administration charge

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

  • University of Manchester students and postgraduates - £2
  • Graduate members with full borrowing rights - £9


  • You can pay through Fines and Fees in My Account (login through Library Search)
  • 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 7 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 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

Can't access the online form?

If you can't access the online form, complete this form and e-mail it to us:

Online form - Order an Article