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University Library

Document Delivery Service Charges

A small fee is charged for each request. The majority of departments pay some or all of the charge for DDS requests for staff and/or postgraduates. Click here to see if your department pays for your requests. If you are not included in the scheme, the fee is added to your library record when the item is supplied and can be paid for with DDS vouchers (if available from your department), online payment or cash.

The standard loan and photocopy price of £3.50 per item will apply for the first 50 requests satisfied in a year (calculated from 1st August). After 50 requests, the price will increase to £10.00 per loan or photocopy (for 51-100 satisfied requests in a year). Above 100 satisfied requests, the charge will be £20.00 per item or the full cost if this is higher (e.g. for international requests or EThOS scans). The higher charges will not affect the majority of library users. However, if you are planning a systematic review it will be worth factoring in the extra cost of Document Delivery Service requests when making funding applications.

Items listed in Durham University Catalogue as 'missing' will be obtained free of charge - please make a note in the 'Notes' field of the request form to say 'Missing from library'.

Type of request

Price

0-50 requests

Price

51 - 100 requests

Price

101- requests

Standard loan* or copy (including electronic copies)

£3.50

£10.00

£20.00

UK Thesis (subsidised EThOS scan)

£12.50

£20.00

Full cost

N American Thesis loan (if avail in UK)

£3.50

£10.00

£20.00

International loan*

£12.50

£20.00

Full cost

International retention copy

£12.50

£20.00

Full cost

British Library renewal*

£3.50

£3.50

£3.50

* per volume

Renewal Charges

Many books can be renewed free of charge. However, renewals for books borrowed from the British Library cost £3.50 per volume. We can renew books as long as they are not required by other users or are very overdue. If you are uncertain whether a book is renewable, or whether there will be a charge for renewal, please ask library staff for advice.

Please Note

Information on this page relates to the 2017-18 academic year