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Durham University

University Library

Document Delivery Service Charges

A fee is charged for each request.

Staff and research postgraduates: Your department will pay for your new Document Delivery Service requests and some departments also pay for Document Delivery Service renewal fees. Check with your department to see if you have a set number of free requests each year because you may be charged (by your department) for requests once you use up your allocation.

Taught postgraduates: The Library will pay for your new Document Delivery Service requests and any Document Delivery Service renewal fees.

Undergraduates, retired staff and Library visitors: You will need to pay for all new Document Delivery Service requests and any Document Delivery Service renewal fees yourself. You can pay your charges with cash at the Library, or you can pay online via the "Library charges" section of your online library record.

Items listed in Durham University Catalogue as 'missing' will be supplied free of charge. Please write 'Missing from the library' in the 'Notes' field on the request form.

Type of request

Price

Standard UK request:

  • loan of a book* or thesis*,
  • a copy of an article or chapter (paper or electronic copy)

£5.00

Non-standard request:

  • subsidised EThOS scan,
  • international search for a loan of a book* or thesis*,
  • international search for a copy of an article or chapter

£13.00

British Library renewal*

£5.00

* per volume

Renewal Charges

Many books can be renewed free of charge, however there is a £5.00 charge for renewals of books borrowed from the British Library. (Your bookmark will tell you if there would be a charge to renew your book.) We can renew books as long as they are not needed by other users, or are very overdue. Email the Document Delivery team if you have any questions about renewals or charges.

Please Note

Information on this page relates to the 2019-20 academic year