Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary Loans information for De Chastelain Library.

Due to the on-going Covid-19 situation and related supplier difficulties, print books may not be available via Interlibrary loan.  Where possible we will try and get print materials in electronic form. 

Journal articles will continue to be processed but may take a little longer than usual. 

We ask our patrons to plan your research well in advance and give plenty of time for Interlibrary loans to be processed.  We appreciate your patience at this time. 

The Interlibrary Loans (ILL) service borrows material from other libraries which you need for your course/research but is not available in the library's print or online collection. The library may already own or subscribe to material that would suit your needs.

Please search MultiSearch, our online library search engine, before making an ILL request. 

Due to current restrictions, we will be unable to offer a full Interlibrary Loan service this semester. As many of our lending libraries are operating at reduced levels and this service is dependent on other institutions maintaining their document delivery services, we anticipate delays to the service.

 We ask our patrons to prepare well in advance and give plenty of time for items to arrive. We will continue to keep you updated as to any changes to the service.

Material you require not in the Library?

Option 1

Borrow material from another library by making an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request. When requesting books, items that are available in other Institutes of Technology (IOTs) are preferred.

Option 2

Request a Letter of Introduction or MusicPAL card to allow you to visit another library. Find Out More

Cost of Interlibrary Loans

The library pays for every ILL it receives but we will cover the cost, subject to available funds, if you are a (1) Registered student of DkIT or (2) A DkIT staff member or DkIT research student requesting material directly related to your work/research. If you would like an item for personal use we can supply it at cost price.

  DkIT Students Staff and Researchers External Members 
Loan request (per book) Free Free €20
Photocopy request
Free Free €15
Letter of introduction & MusicPAL Card  Free  Free N/A



Questions about Interlibrary Loans?