Information Services

How Long Will a Request Take?

Once received by the Library, an ILL request will be actioned within 3 working days.

Straightforward Inter-Library Loan requests may take only 2-3 working days to receive, whereas more obscure items may take several months. The majority of requests take no more than a couple of weeks, however, it is not possible to guarantee delivery within a specific time.

It is advisable not to submit requests for loans prior to leaving Queen’s on extended leave or field work, as the material may arrive while you are away.