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How to request material

Requests for borrowing or copying of material held by the University of Warwick Library can be initiated via email, post, fax or using OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing. Please include your contact phone number or email address with each request.

  Postal address

Document Supply
The Library
University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Road
United Kingdom

  Email: dsmail at warwick dot ac dot uk

  Phone: 024 7652 4134

Fax: (Please mark FAO: Document Supply) 024 7652 8958

WorldCat Resource Sharing: U3W

British Library Account Number: 87-7142

British Library Code: CV/U-1


  • Our charges to UK and Republic of Ireland libraries are in line with current British Library prices
  • We accept IFLA vouchers as payment for international loans/copies


  • All loaned items are sent via the Royal Mail with the exception of expensive items and theses which are sent by Special Delivery. Items weighing over 2kg are sent via DHL trackable courier service
  • Return of items lent to international libraries should be made using a trackable courier service

Lending policies

  • All items are lent for a period of 4 weeks, and are renewable unless otherwise indicated on the accompanying lending slip
  • Items are lent subject to restrictions set out by the subject librarian teams
  • Check availability on the Library Catalogue
Item policy
Books Only ‘Standard’ and ‘Store’ items are available for borrowing. ‘Reference’ materials,
‘Short Loan’ items and ‘Special Collections’ are not available for borrowing
Journals Not available for borrowing
(Note: Photocopies can be provided from selected electronic journals only)
Theses / Dissertations We do not lend our PhD theses directly to other libraries. Requests should be made via the British Library's EThOS project. We don't hold many Masters dissertations, but those that we do hold we will usually lend
Microforms Available for borrowing on the Academic Support Librarian's approval
Newspapers Not available for borrowing, but photocopies can be provided from microfilms
Media Not available for borrowing (CDs, CD-Roms, Computer Software, DVDs and Videos)
Official Publications Available for borrowing on the Academic Support Librarian's approval
Music Scores

Available for borrowing on the Academic Support Librarian's approval


  • Library Use Only (FUILO): Item(s) must be restricted to use in the Library
  • No Renewal: Item(s) may not be renewed after the initial 4 week loan period
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery: Item(s) must be returned by Special Delivery or insured post