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Information on how to make an Interlibrary Loan Request from De Chastelain Library.

The Interlibrary loan (ILL) service offers access to material you may occasionally need, not available through the Library or freely on line.  If this material is available within the Republic of Ireland, we will try to borrow it from another Library on your behalf.  We ask that you plan your research well and give plenty of time for Interlibrary loans to arrive.  Please complete the relevant request form below.  All correspondence will be sent to your Institute email account only, so please check it regularly.

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

Please read our Terms and Conditions before proceeding with your request.

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Go to form to request a book on Interlibrary Loan. 

Request Book

Journal Article

Go to form to request a Journal Article on Interlibrary Loan. 

Request Journal Article

Book Chapter

Go to form to request a Book Chapter on Interlibrary Loan. 

Request Book Chapter

Conference Paper

Go to form to request a Conference Paper on Interlibrary Loan. 

Request Conference Paper


Go to form to request a Thesis/Dissertation on Interlibrary Loan. 

Request Thesis/Dissertation

Technical Report

Go to the form to request a Technical Report on Interlibrary Loan. 

Request Technical Report

Returns, Fines, Terms & Conditions

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Items that can/cannot be requested

Below is a breakdown of the material that you can and cannot request via Interlibrary Loans. The item must be available in a library in Ireland. When requesting books, items that are available in other Institutes of Technology (IOTs) are preferred. You may have up to 5 requests on your account at one time. There is no limit to the number of requests you can make each year (subject to available funds).

However, you should note that you cannot renew ILLs and you should, therefore, take time restrictions into account. For copyright reasons, you may not make duplicate requests for an article which has already been supplied to you. For copyright reasons, the Library cannot supply a number of individuals with the same material for the same purpose at the same time. If multiple copies are required please contact

Items that can be requested:

  • Books
  • Book chapters
  • Journal articles
  • Proceedings of a conference
  • Government publication
  • Technical reports
  • Theses (in certain cases)

Items that cannot be requested:

  • Special collection items
  • Reference items
  • Early Printed Material
  • Research items
  • Theses (in certain cases)
  • Short loan items
  • Videos, DVDs and CDs
  • Items available in the Library's print or online collection
  • Items available free online

Need extra information for your Request?

In order to speed up each request, the request should be as complete as possible. If you are missing information about the request you may be able to find it by searching the resources below.


  • British LibraryThe national library of the UK, which receives a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland.
  • Library Hub Discover: Provides access to the merged online catalogues of some of the largest university and research libraries in the UK and Ireland.
  • Amazon: An online retailer with product details of over 33,000,000 books.
  • ResearchGate: A social network for researchers to share papers.
  • Google Scholar: Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature, such as journal articles, theses, books, and abstracts.
  • WorldCat: A global catalogue of library collections.

Copyright Declaration Forms

A Copyright Declaration Form is a legal document that must accompany any journal article or chapter request. You must also print and sign a Copyright Declaration Form for each journal article/chapter or portion of book request as well as making the request online using the link above. The Copyright Declaration Form should be returned to the Library Desk within 7 days, otherwise, your request will be cancelled. Each academic year, you must also print and sign an Annual End User Statement (AEUS) and return it to the Library Desk. These forms are required for copyright reasons so we won’t process your request until we receive them.

Annual End User Statement (AEUS)         Copyright Declaration Form (CDF)

Questions about Interlibrary Loans?