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Non-Commercial Requests


If the item you require is for research for a non-commercial purpose or private study

  1. Is it available electronically? (check e-journals, Science Direct and Blackwell Synergy)
  2. If not, is it in library stock? (check serials list and library catalogue)
If it is in library stock you can request a photocopy. Click on the link below and select "Photocopy request". If it is not in library stock it is possible to obtain it from the British Library. Click on the link below and select "British Library request".

Other Information on British Library Requests:

  • Articles may also be obtained from the University of Plymouth library. A photocopy card for use at the University is available, please ask in the NMBL.
  • Please note that each British Library request costs the library £5.00, so only ask for essential material. 
  • For whole issues of journals (must be more than 6 months after date of publication) please leave article title and author sections blank
  • If you only require a chapter from a book, please fill in the chapter title, author and page range. 

Other Information on Photocopy Requests:

  • Please note that if you require more than two or three photocopies, we would prefer it if you visited the library to do your own photocopying.
  • If you would rather borrow the original document please contact us and we will send it by return of post.

Click here if the item you require is for research for a commercial purpose