Monday, 21 February 2011

Potential delays to interlibrary loan service

We are currently experiencing a backlog of interlibrary loans. Anyone intending to request material on interlibrary loan should take this into consideration. The delay has been caused by the temporary closure of the British Library's Boston Spa storage facility, after the discovery of small traces of asbestos on site.

The British Library have alternative supply measures in place so that the majority of requests should still be satisfied. However please be aware that some services are unavailable. The disruption is expected to continue throughout 2011.

Where possible, we will try to obtain material from other libraries. So please continue to submit requests, but please bear in mind that it might take us longer than usual to satisfy them. We will keep you informed by email of progress along the way.

Thank you for your patience.

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