Inter Library Loans

Helping you get access to material not held in ATU Donegal library.

Inter Library Loans can help you get access to a wide range of material not held by ATU Donegal library for ATU Donegal research purposes only.

What can I request?

    • Books
    • 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 postgraduate students may request items from the British Library and Trinity College Dublin, and these items are for  library use only. Access to eBooks and eJournals is available 24/7.

Postgraduate students, with the exception of the taught MSc in Computing, can borrow resources from all ATU Donegal suppliers. Undergraduate students and taught MSc in Computing students can borrow books from other Institutes of Technology and do not require special approval from their lecturers to do so.

In exceptional circumstances, when it is deemed necessary by a lecturer, undergraduate students and taught MSc in Computing students can borrow from other suppliers.  In order to do so, you must ask your lecturer to contact librarymail.donegal@atu.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 School. Most libraries do charge students a percentage of the cost and this is an area that 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.

Submit a Document Request