â€œThe cost of purchasing Inter Library Loan (ILL) vouchers will rise to Â£2 each with effect from Monday 21st September. Vouchers purchased previously at Â£1 are still valid.
This represents a significant increase in price but still offers a substantially subsidised service offered by the Library to support research needs. For example, it costs the Library at Â£9.90 to loan a book from the British Library and Â£6.40 for a journal article. The cost of an ILL voucher has not risen for a number of years and is now necessary to help the Library continue to provide this premium service. Some Universities have reluctantly chosen to charge much larger sums and even to pass on the full cost to the requesting researchers, staff and students.â€ [Source: email from Karen Standley, Deputy Library Services Manager, Circulation and Document Delivery, MMU] Further details of MMUâ€™s interlibrary loans service are available on our website.