How do I - obtain materials not held in Birkbeck Library?
When you are researching a specialised topic, we may not have all the material you require at Birkbeck. However, there are various options open to you:
Using other libraries
If you are a currently-enrolled Birkbeck student or staff, and the material you require is not held in any local library, you can apply for an interlibrary loan.
Click on the button below to login to the Birkbeck interlibrary loan service. If this is your first request, you will need to register. Once registered, you can place, view, renew and chase your requests here.
Interlibrary loan entitlements are:
Undergraduates: 5; Postgraduates: 10; Research students and staff: 15.
If you have any questions about the service, please contact the interlibrary loans team:
020 7631 6363
Requesting UK Doctoral theses
If you wish to order a doctoral thesis that has been awarded by a British University, you need to request a digital copy online via the British Library's Electronic Theses Online System (EThOS) web site. The British Library EThOS web site allows individual researchers to access and download e-theses awarded through UK Higher Education institutions, free of charge (in most cases) to the end user. More information on how to obtain access to electronic theses
Please note, if the thesis is not awarded by a UK university (i.e. overseas), you can request it as an interlibrary loan.