Inter-Library Loan & Document Delivery
A university library can afford to
purchase only a small fraction of all the books and periodicals, which are
published. However researchers and others often need access to wider resources.
Inter-library Loan systems and networks are therefore very important for serving
the needs of teaching, learning and research. The University of Bahrain Library
participates fully in these networks for the benefit of the UOB community.
The procedure to follow:
Please check first that the book or article you need is not already
available in any of the University of Bahrain libraries or the digital
If not available locally, you may complete an Inter-Library Loan request
form and hand it to a library staff member. Please complete the form fully
and legibly. An
is also available on the library’s site on the Internet.
If the reference is incomplete, please ask a library staff to assist you.
Sources for Inter-Library Loan and
For articles, books and reports: The British Library Document Supply Centre
(UK) and Reprints Desk (USA). It usually takes 1 day for articles and up to
10 days for books.
We also borrow from (and lend to) libraries in Bahrain and other GCC
Members of the University may use
the Inter-Library Loan Service as follows:
Member of University Staff
Up to 25 requests per annum
Graduate and Research Students
Up to 10 requests per annum
Undergraduate Students (To support
On recommendation of a Head of
Department or the Director of Libraries
Incomplete or illegible request forms will be returned to the requester.
The requester may retain periodical articles received from document delivery
providers. But books and other original items must be returned to UOB
Library by the due date. All materials may be used for the sole purposes of
teaching and research.
The Director of Library and Information Services reserves the right:
To require valuable or unique items to be used only in the Library.
To refuse further loans to any user who fails to return items on time or who
otherwise abuses the service.
To purchase items for the Library stock instead of borrowing from another