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Information for Other Libraries

Information for Other Libraries

The Cardiff Met Library Document Delivery Service supplies items to other libraries both within the UK and abroad. We are part of the WHELF+ Reciprocal Borrowing Scheme in the UK and also part of the RapidILL global community.

It is preferred for the requesting library to contact the British Library Document Supply Centre as their first resort, but we will accept requests for the following types of material:

Materials Available for Loan

  • Main library stock
  • Copies of journal articles subject to copyright restrictions

Materials Excluded from Loan

  • Items on reading lists  
  • Reference only items** 
  • Whole parts of journals  
  • Old or valuable material  
  • Items deemed too fragile to be loaned  

**Copies of our theses may be available. Please contact for further details. 

Conditions of Loan

The agreement to loan an item and the subsequent length of a loan is at the discretion of our Academic Librarians. Material can be loaned for a period of 4 weeks.  

Renewals may also be possible, but we reserve the right to recall the item at any time should it be required by one of our borrowers.  

On occasion an item may be sent for use in the library only, however, this will made known at the time of the request. 

If an item is damaged or lost on return the borrowing library is responsible for the full replacement costs. 


We are a member of the British Library Document Supply Scheme and CONARLS and charge accordingly to other member libraries. 

We are also members of the IFLA voucher scheme. 

Submitting a Request

Please quote the following details when making a request: 

  • Full bibliographical details of the item being requested. 
  • Your request number / ID 
  • Details of any reciprocal scheme of which you are a member 
  • Your full postal and email addresses 

Contact Details

Cardiff Metropolitan University, 

Document Delivery Service, 

Llandaff Learning Centre, 

Western Avenue,