Request items be put aside, posted, or photocopied

Request an item be put aside

Make a request

First, find the item using the library search. If the item is on loan you must place a recall in the normal way.

If the item is available fill out the Book Retrieval Form (Doc).

Then either:

Will it be available on the day I need it?

Yes, as long as:

  • You give us 2 working days notice.
  • You specify a collection date (please note that the item will only be put aside for this day).
  • You do not request items more than 5 days in advance of the collection date.

How many requests can I make?

All UWE Bristol library users can make three requests.

Request an item be posted

How much does it cost?

Zone Cost per item
(including VAT)
UK (recorded delivery) £5.00
Europe £10.00
Rest of the world £14.00

Who can make a request?

All UWE Bristol students and staff. 

Make a request

Please fill out the application for a postal loan.

How many items can I request?

You can request up to 5 items.

How do I pay?

The bill will be added to your library account. You can view your balance by logging in to your library account and pay from there.

Can I renew a postal loan?

Items sent to you by post may be renewed in the normal way. 

How do I return a postal loan?

Loans need to be renewed or returned to us by the due date or fines will begin to accrue.

Please use the original packaging when returning items, and where possible proof of postage should be obtained.

What happens if the item goes missing?

The item becomes your responsibility on receipt. If a book goes missing on return you will be asked to pay the replacement cost.

Request an item be photocopied

Can't I photocopy it myself?

Yes, you can visit the campus library that holds the journal or book chapter and photocopy the item yourself.

I still want you to photocopy it for me. How much does it cost?

10p per sheet of A4 (including postage, packing and VAT).

Who can make a request?

All UWE Bristol students and staff.

What can I request?

The material must be held by UWE Bristol library.

You can request:

  • Copies of journal articles.
  • Copies of book chapters.
  • 6 copies at a time.

Most published material is subject to copyright restrictions. The library will advise where these restrictions are breached.

Make a request

How do I pay?

The bill will be added to your library account. You can view and pay your balance online by logging in to your library account.

How long will it take?

Please allow two working days for your request to be processed from the time it is received in the Library.