Inter Library Loans > Charges


Inter Library Loan applications are funded using a token system. Tokens in use at present are green in colour, and dated end June 2010.  The basic charge is 1 token for an article, 2 tokens for a book. Tokens are available at the Inter Library Loan office for cash or using a UCC purchase order form/via Agresso.  The following are the current charges for Inter Library Loans:

JOURNAL ARTICLE €4.00 (1 token) €5.00
STANDARD LOAN (Book etc.) €8.00 (2 tokens) €10.00
Renewal €4.00 €4.00

Once the request has been received, the normal time for delivery is as follows:

Journal articles generally take 2-3 days, and will normally be forwarded to the reader as a PDF file to their email address.  A small number are forwarded as a URL, in which case a plug-in is necessary to open the file.  A link to this is included in the email, but is also given here for convenience.  Please note that it is not possible to download the plug-in on UCC network PCs.
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If you have any difficulties opening the item, please contact the I.L.L. office as soon as possible, as most files expire within 30 days.

Books and other loaned items will normally take 8-9 working days, but this can be several weeks if the item has to be sourced from overseas.  Once the item arrives, patrons will be notified by email.  The loan period for most Inter Library Loans is 3-4 weeks.

Renewals and overdues
Material sourced from the British Library is subject to an automatic renewal charge of € 4.00 once the initial loan period has expired.  Where an item is significantly late, they impose a replacement and administration fee, currently £stg141.60.

Material sourced from other libraries is usually renewable, unless required by another reader: generally there is no charge for this; please bring the book with you to the Inter Library Loan desk at least 2 says prior to the due date if you wish to seek an extension to the loan period.

It is important to return I.L.L. material promptly.  Failure to do so may prevent future loans, and makes securing items for others more difficult.

Last updated: 19 February 2015

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