If a book you are looking for is not in stock in Torbay Libraries, ask a member of staff to give you a reservation card to complete and we will do our best to obtain the book for you from another Library within the UK.
It is also possible to request photocopies from serials and periodicals, subject to current copyright regulations. We do sometimes request the whole volume for you to look at, either in paper format or on microfilm. There is a microfilm reader available, subject to booking, in each of our Branch Libraries.
The more details you can provide us with the more efficiently and more quickly we can process your request.
Library inter-lending is a co-operative and voluntary agreement between libraries and some scarce, fragile or locally significant material may be excluded from the scheme, or lent only on the condition that it is read within the Library. Loan periods for books supplied by inter library loan are at the discretion of the supplying library and may vary considerably. They are also subject to recall by the supplying library at any time after the initial loan period has expired.
There is a £4.00 initial charge for inter-library loans and £2.00 charge for each renewal.
We can obtain journal articles in whole or part from the British Library through their secure electronic delivery service. You then have the option to loan or purchase these items. A £4.00 fee applies to each request and if you wish to purchase the item a further 10p per page is charged.
Frequently Asked Questions
- The item I have requested comes in more than 1 volume. Do I need to enter more than one request?
- I only want 1 page from an article or book. Is this possible and do I still need to pay £4.00?
- I know that the book I want is in a particular library does this mean I will definitely be able to borrow it?
Yes - A separate request needs to be entered for each individual item and so a £4.00 charge will apply to each.
Yes - We can request single pages from Journal articles or books if they are unavailable to lend. Obtaining these will depend on the borrowing library's agreement. The £4.00 fee is an administration charge and is to cover the cost of processing your request; it does not relate to the charge for the iindvidual item and so the length or size of the loan does not affect the charge. Please note that a photocopy declaration must be signed for copyright purposes when requesting a journal article.
I know that the book I want is in a particular library does this mean I will definitely be able to borrow it?
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