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If the book or journal article you need is not available in the Bodleian Health Care Libraries, the Document Supply service may be able to obtain it for you from another library. This service is available at all our libraries, and the majority of library members are eligible.


Contact your Document Supply service with any further queries:

How the service works

How much does it cost?

A photocopy (up to 50 pages in length) or book and journal loans are currently charged at the rate of £5.00 per item. All charges are payable in advance using our online payment system. If you require an item which is not available from the UK, we can try to get it for you from abroad. An additional fee may apply, payable in advance, and we will, of course, email you before going ahead with this.

How do I make a request?

Please complete an online document supply request and payment form with the details of the item you require. 

How long does it take?

Most requests are fulfilled within ten working days.

  • We are dependent on other libraries for the supply of requests and are unable to guarantee delivery by a certain date. However, it is not unusual for material to arrive within a week.
  • If the material you have requested is not available at the supplying library we will let you know. Our usual practice in such instances is to request that we are placed on a waiting list.

Can journal articles be sent by email?

Journal articles ordered will usually be supplied directly to your email address using Secure Electronic Delivery (SED).

Can I send a request to you in the post?

No, all requests must be made using the online request and payment form

Where can I find out more?

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page

How can I contact you?