For further information about all aspects of the Need More service, please use the following FAQs or contact us.

Yes, students and staff are welcome to make up to a maximum of ten requests per academic year. We will assess your request against the library’s existing collections and, with a request for a book, will decide to either purchase a copy of the item for the library where you will be the first borrower of that copy, or we will source the book as an inter-library loan. Journal articles and chapters will be supplied in a digital format unless the lending library stipulates otherwise.

If you think you will require a large number of items for a specific research project or assignment, please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian to discuss.

The Need More? service for students and staff is paid for by the Library.  Please be aware though, that it costs the library approximately £15 per book and £10 per scanned article to request items from other institutions. 

If you are a distance or research student, we do charge a small fee for scanning print items held by the library.  A charge of 10p per scanned page will be added to your library account.  If we post books out to you, we charge postage at the following rates:

  • Within the UK: £4 per package up to 2kg
  • International: between £4 and £16 depending on weight. Usually £8 for one book.

Payments to library accounts can be made in any of the following ways:

  • By post: please send a cheque made payable to 'University of Wales Trinity Saint David' and post it to the relevant campus library.
  • In person: at the library desk with cash, cheque or by card.

If these options aren’t suitable, please get in touch.

This depends on the specific item’s availability, however as a guide we would suggest you allow two weeks from submitting the request, although many requests are fulfilled well within this. We will endeavour to let you know if there are any delays.

We suggest you place a hold on the item via the Library Catalogue. You can also request the item if you think we do not have enough copies. We may then purchase additional copies.

Yes, you can apply for SCONUL Access.  The level of access provided will depend on your status.  You may also apply to use the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth (requires a home address in Wales) or the British Library.  For further information see the Accessing libraries outside of UWTSD section of the website.

No, we’re afraid not. These services can only be provided to students on registered distance learning courses or those undertaking a research degree.

Yes, you can.  However please note that there is a charge for using these services and we'd encourage you to make use of other libraries also.

You can use the online form to request interlibrary loans for your own work-related research.  However if you want to order something for purchase, please see the Ordering Library Resources section of the website.  If you're looking for scanned items to be used for education purposes, please use the digitisation service.

No, we’re afraid not.  Copying for commercial purposes, whether in print or electronic format, is not covered by the exceptions to copyright in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

The terms of the CLA Higher Education Licence place certain limits on the purposes for which we can supply print or scanned copies.  By checking the box at the bottom of the request form, you indicate that you accept these terms.

No, I’m afraid not.  According to the terms of our licences, download must be by the end user only so we cannot do this for you.  However if you are experiencing problems accessing any of the library’s e-resources please let us know so that we can investigate.

We would expect that all items of essential reading are available in the library and most items of further reading.  Therefore please do request these items if they're not in stock. Please tick the appropriate box on the online request form to let us know that the item is on a reading list.

Please ensure that you have downloaded and tested the relevant software before making a request.

Electronic documents from the British Library:

  • must be downloaded within 30 days of receiving the notification email
  • can only be downloaded onto a single machine
  • can only be printed once
  • cannot be shared with others
  • will normally expire 3 years after being downloaded

First of all, please check your email (including the junk folder) to ensure that you have not received any additional correspondence from us about the request.

If not, please contact us, providing the details of your request, preferably the request number that was on your confirmation email.

We are happy to allow one renewal free of charge, with subsequent renewals being charged to library users’ accounts, subject to agreement with the relevant lending library. If you think you will need a renewal, please contact us as soon as possible, and at least a week before the due date, to discuss options. Any fines for unauthorised renewals and/or late returns will be added to users’ library accounts and we reserve the right to refuse future requests.

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