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Information for other libraries

We welcome requests and enquiries from other libraries in the UK and abroad. We accept requests by mail, email and OCLC WSILL. When making requests by email, please include your request number in the subject line. All incoming requests are dealt with by our staff in the Main Library's Inter-Library Loan office.

Please note that we are not permitted to supply loans or copies of any Theses or any Special Collections Material.

Postal requests should be sent to:

Inter-Library Loans 
The University of Manchester Library 
Oxford Road
M13 9PP

Tel. +44(0) 161 306 1533 (am) +44 (0) 161 275 3741 (pm) 


Within the UK

Within the UK and The Republic of Ireland:

We supply loans and photocopies of articles from available material on request, provided that you quote a reference number and your BLDSC Billing Account number.

We charge at the current standard BL rate.

Libraries who use OCLC WSILL are welcome to make loan and photocopy requests. Details about our charges can be found within our policies directory in WSILL.

Please contact us for further details.

Outside the UK

If you use OCLC WSILL, we accept loan and copy requests. Satisfied requests will be charged at the current (Inter-continental) Shares rate if appropriate. IFM is our only method of payment through OCLC.

If you use IFLA Payment Vouchers, you can make requests directly to us, enclosing one full payment voucher per loan or photocopy request. If you use the British Library Document Supply Centre (BLDSC) you can send your request to them and they will liaise with us in order to supply the item(s) requested.