Off Campus requesting articles

Requesting photocopies of articles from journals held in the library

If you are unable to visit a site Library to use our journals, we can't post you any journals but we can forward journal articles direct to your desktop.

This request service is for off campus members who live too far away to travel to any of our site Libraries.

 If you have any queries please contact us using the details below.

Prices for photocopies of journal articles from our stock

There is a charge for supplying photocopies of any journal articles which we stock. This is payable on collection, or Distance Learners and Off Campus members can be billed quarterly or pay by card by telephoning 01782 295770.

• 3p per A4 sheet
• 6p per A3 Sheet.     

Please note: If we don't stock the article you need, we can get articles from an external Library through our Document Delivery service which costs £5 per item.


When your request is ready, we will notify you by email and post the photocopies to you. If there are any problems or delays with your request, you will be notified with an explanation as soon as possible.

Photocopies are yours to keep - you do not need to return them.

UK Copyright Law - Journal and Article Requests

To comply with UK Copyright Legislation:

  • You must sign a Copyright Declaration form if you are requesting journal articles or photocopies of items for your own private study or research for a non-commercial purpose. More information on this will be provided at time of request.

  • You can only request one article at a time from a particular issue of a journal.   

For more information visit: Copyright - information and guidance  

More information

Your Subject Librarian can provide assistance accessing resources and more information about Document Delivery, Secure Electronic Delivery and using other libraries. e-mail

Alternatively, please contact:

Document Delivery
Thompson Library, College Road, Stoke Campus
Tel: 01782 29 4883
Fax: 01782 29 5799

Blackheath Lane Library and IT Centre (Enquiries)
Staffordshire University
Blackheath Lane, Stafford
ST18 0YB
Tel: 01785 35 3236