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We are transitioning to a new Inter-Library Loans process. We are unable to process online ILL requests during this transition. Please speak to a member of staff in your local library to place an ILL request. 

18/12/23: Due to the recent cyber-attack on The British Library, we are unable to process ILLs from their catalogue


If a book is already in our catalogue, then you can reserve up to 6 books for free 

Reservation help guides

How to search for a title in our catalogue
How to place a reservation
How to check or cancel a reservation

Request to purchase

If you can't find the item you are looking for in our collection, we may be able to obtain it for you. If you think the item you are looking for would be useful to have in the library, you can make a purchase request

An item for purchase must be:

  • A book that is of interest to our East Sussex Library customers
  • Produced by reputable publisher
  • Published in the UK
  • Under £25
  • We do not purchase course books, textbooks, academic literature, school reading schemes
Suggest an item for purchase

Request interlibrary loan

We also have an Interlibrary loan (ILL) service. ILLs are requested from other library authorities, universities or the British Library

  • For research purposes
  • Books that are out of print
  • Academic works

These requests have a non-refundable deposit of £2, and

  • A further charge of £5 if it is a standard interlibrary loan
  • A further charge of £13 if it is a British library or University loan.

For more information

Visit the library charges page
To request an item on Inter-Library Loan, please visit your local library

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