Inter Library Loans can help you get access to a wide range of material not held by LYIT Library for LYIT research purposes only.
What can I request?
- Chapter of Book
- Journal articles
- Newspaper articles
- Magazine articles
- Dissertations or theses
- Conference proceedings
Who can submit a request?
This service can source a wide range of material that is unavailable in our campus library.
The main suppliers for this service are the British Library and Trinity College Dublin but we also request from, and, supply, to other Institutes of Technology. Normal loan items borrowed from other Institutes of Technology may be issued and taken out of the library for home use.
Due to budgetary constraints, only post-graduate students may request items from the British Library and Trinity College Dublin and these items are for use in the library only. Access to eBooks and eJournals is available 24/7.
Postgraduate students with the exception of taught MSc in Computing students can borrow resources from all LYIT suppliers; undergraduate students and taught MSc in Computing students can only borrow books from other Institutes of Technology.
Undergraduate students and taught MSc in Computing students do not require special approval from their lecturers to borrow from other Institute of Technology.
In exceptional circumstances when it is deemed necessary by a lecturer, undergraduate students and taught MSc in Computing students can borrow from other suppliers. If undergraduate students and taught MSc in Computing students wish to borrow resources from all other LYIT suppliers you must ask your Lecturer to contact Janice.Margey@lyit.ie for further information.
Interlibrary loans (ILLs) are expensive. Currently, students are not charged for requested items as the cost is directed to their relevant Head of Department or Head of School. Most libraries do charge students a percentage of the cost and this is an area that the library administration will monitor in the future.
You may enter your request online from the Inter-Library Loan tab on the library homepage or directly from here.
It is the responsibility of the borrower to ensure that the item is returned to the library by the due date.