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Distance Learners: Interlibrary Loans

As a student at Queen Margaret University you have access to the resources of the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), including the extensive, selected collection of online resources.

Interlibrary Loans

If you are unable to locate a journal article and/or book chapters in your area, then the LRC can supply photocopies of journal articles and book chapters not held in our collection via our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Service. For articles and book chapters that are available at QM, please see the section Photocopy Service for Distance Learners.

The LRC provides up to 5 ILL requests for each taught postgraduate student.  Any additional ILL requests must be self-financed.  Please see ILL charges and payments for more information.

The LRC cannot supply distance learners with loan items, i.e. books or journal issues, obtained via Interlibrary Loan as the risk of the items getting lost in the post could incur large replacement costs to the LRC and the student.

Interlibrary Loan requests must be submitted using the online request form for the type of document that you would like to get. Please see the Interlibrary Loans page for a guide to submitting ILL requests online and the links to the relevant online forms.

Please note that each request must be made on a separate form.

Journal articles and book chapters may be delivered to you by post or electronically to your QM email, depending on how the item is supplied. Please check you QM email inbox regularly for any updates or information about your ILL requests.