Document Delivery 

Cardiff Met’s learning centres hold a wealth of resources but sometimes our real and virtual shelves might lack a certain book or journal article. Through the document delivery service, users can access almost anything.


Document delivery can be used by all Cardiff Met students, including those studying on franchised courses, as well as staff members and researchers. Unfortunately, this service is not available to external members of the learning centres.


Document Delivery information for other libraries


Wherever possible the document delivery service aims to supply photocopies and items on loan to other libraries within the UK and world wide.


The requesting library should first contact the British Library Document Supply Centre. Cardiff Met will accept loan requests for the following types of material:

  • Main library stock
  • Copies of journal articles subject to copyright restrictions

Material excluded from loan:

  • Reserve items
  • Reference-only items
  • Whole parts of journals
  • Old or valuable material
  • Items deemed too fragile to be loaned

Conditions of loan


The agreement to loan an item and the subsequent length of a loan is at the discretion of the campus librarian of the holding library. Generally, material can be loaned for a period of 4 weeks.


Renewals may be possible, but we reserve the right to recall the item at any time should it be required by one of our borrowers.


On occasion, an item may be sent for use in the library only but this will made known at the time of the request.


If an item is damaged or lost the borrowing library is responsible for the full replacement costs.




Cardiff Met Learning Centres are a member of the British Library Document Supply Scheme and CONARLS and charge accordingly to other member libraries. The centres also are members of the IFLA voucher scheme.


Submitting a request


Please quote the following details when making a request: 

  • Full bibliographical details of the item being requested Your request number
  • Your British Library billing account number
  • Details of any reciprocal scheme of which you are a member
  • Your full postal and email addresses 

We accept requests made by email, post or fax.


Contact details


Cardiff Met 

Library Central Services Unit

Document Delivery Service

Western Avenue





Tel/Fax: 029 2041 6261



Cardiff Met's British Library Code: QG/C28