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Article Requests

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Library provides an article request service for any articles that are unavailable via your Athens account. (Please visit our Athens page if you haven’t already set up a free account). The article requesting service is available at and you can request both articles and literature searches using this service.

Registering for an account is free. Please note that supplying the articles is free unless we need to request from British Library which has cost of £8. Please indicate when requesting if you only want us to supply free-only articles.

British Library articles can be paid for in cash to the library or by card to finance. You may also set-up a department account; speak to library staff for more details.

You must already be a member of the library to use this service, please see the Membership page on the top menu bar for more information on how to do this.

Full instructions and information including potential fees are available in the guide below.

Article and literature search requests guide

Get text messages from your library!

Would you like a text message when your books are due or you have a book to collect from us?

Base Libraries are now offering free text alerts for members.

To start using the service, please enter your mobile telephone number, work email address and another identifier such as your name or library card number in the boxes. By entering your details you are consenting to your personal information being processed and held according to the Privacy Notice

You can also log into your account and go to 'your messaging' to enter your SMS number and messaging options, or contact your local Base Library to opt in. You can remove your number at any time from your account to stop receiving texts.