Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary Loans

If an item (book, journal, chapter etc.) is unavailable from WIT Libraries, we can source that item on your behalf from another library or supplier. The service is available to WIT staff and students and to external borrowers by arrangement, and is known as an Interlibrary Loan.

Make your Interlibrary Loan Requests by clicking on the links below:


Please be aware that the time frame for successfully filling these requests is likely to be longer than normal.

How to Request

Before you submit the request form, please check WITCat and our A-Z Journals for availability. If you are sure we don’t have the item in question, proceed by filling out the request form as detailed as possible. Journal articles are generally supplied within 3 days, books usually take about 7-10 days. You will be notified by e-mail or telephone when your item arrives. Interlibrary loans must be returned on time or a fine may apply.


Do not sign the Copyright Declaration form if your article request is intended for commercial purposes (applies to any activity that is directly or indirectly income generating).


In this instance, you are required to contact the interlibrary loans team prior to submitting your request so that appropriate copyright fees can be applied. Users of WIT Libraries interlibrary loan service have a personal responsibility to become familiar with copyright law as it affects them.


The following rates currently apply:


  • Books €7.50
  • Theses €12.50
  • Journal Articles €6.50
  • Patents €15.00

All items ordered must be paid for upon receipt, and regardless of the waiting period involved. WIT Libraries cannot take responsibility for delays in receipt of items which are beyond our control.

Information for other Libraries

Please submit requests for items held in WIT libraries to [email protected]. If you are a BLDC customer please include your customer code and a request number. We accept IFLA vouchers as payment from international customers.



For further advice contact:

051 302826

051 302826

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