When you are researching your dissertation topic you may discover books or journal articles which are relevant to your topic, but are not available from the University of Stirling. There are two ways to obtain these materials; by visiting another library or by using the Document Delivery Service.
As a dissertation student you are entitled to use our Document Delivery Service (DDS) to obtain books and journals which are not available from Stirling. DDS is a free service but there is a cost to the library for each request made. It is necessary to register online to use the service, once registered you can make your requests online. Please make requests as soon as possible to avoid any delays. See our DDS web page for full details.
To find out which other university libraries have the items you require you can search COPAC, a joint catalogue of some of largest libraries in the UK. If you are a full time student you will not be able to borrow books from other libraries, but you may be able to visit the library to consult materials. Our using other libraries website gives more information about visiting other libraries.
The National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh provides reference access to over 6 million books. Further information about accessing the National Library can be found here on our using the National Library of Scotland webpages.