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:



Sources for Inter-Library Loan and document delivery:





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 project assignments)

On recommendation of a Head of Department or the Director of Libraries


Please Note:


  1. Incomplete or illegible request forms will be returned to the requester.
  2. 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.
  3. The Director of Library and Information Services reserves the right: