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Interlibrary Loans: What is Interlibrary Loans?

Welcome to Interlibrary Loans

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What is Interlibrary Loans?

Covid 19: We are still running an Interlibrary Loans service despite the ongoing pandemic. However, because of staff shortages, our service is running much slower than usual. If you need an item urgently, please contact the Interlibrary Loans team directly. 

The Interlibrary Loans (ILL) service at the IOE Library is there to provide you with materials which are not held in any UCL library. Through Interlibrary Loans, we will borrow the book, article or chapter you need from another library that owns the item. This is an easy way to get access to material from libraries you may not be able to visit.

We also lend our own material to other libraries around the world. 

 

Contact the Interlibrary Loans Service

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Interlibrary Loans Team

Institute of Education Library

UCL Institute of Education

20 Bedford Way

London WC1H OAL

Email: ioe.interlibraryloans@ucl.ac.uk                                                                

   

Thesis Requests: EThOS

 

 

British Library at St. Pancras

 

EThOS is the Electronic Thesis Online Service, a British Library initiative, which provides  access to UK doctoral theses online. Many UK theses are now being made available online via the EThOS service which allows you to:

  • search over 400,000+ theses records,
  • freely download the full-text of UK digitised theses,
  • order a download of theses from participating institutions.

Anyone who wishes to view a UK thesis must first register for the service. If the thesis is already digitised, you will be able to order then download it; if not, you can request it via EThOS and you will be advised by the British Library about its availability.  For help in using EThOS see the British Library’s online guide.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database includes nearly 3 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1743 to the present day together with over 1 million full-text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. See Theses and Dissertations for further information on other relevant resources.