Request item from the Research Reserve

University of Bristol Library members (information for non-members) may use this form to request an item from the Research Reserve. Items will normally be available within 3-5 working days and can be collected from the University library you specify below. An email will be sent to your University email address when the item is ready for collection. You can return the item to any of our staffed libraries.

Please note, service from the Research Reserve will be disrupted due to the Christmas vacation:
  • The deadline for requesting items for delivery before Christmas is 10am Friday 23rd December. These items should be made available for collection later the same afternoon.
  • Requests made after this time over the Christmas period won't be processed until Wednesday 3rd January. Requests made from January 3rd onwards will be subject to our normal service timings (see below).
Every effort will be made to satisfy requests according to the above timings. Please note that due to the nature of some of the material held in the Research Reserve there may be some exceptions, so please await email confirmation before coming to collect your item(s).

Please complete all asterisked (*) fields.

Information about you
I want to request.. a Book
Book details
eg Store 176392 - see below for instructions on finding this


a Journal / Serial

Scanned article service

If you provide us with full details of the article you require (journal name, volume/ issue number, volume year, page range, article author) we may be able to offer you a scanned copy of the article, delivered electronically to your University email address - you will need to provide this address in your completed request. Staff will contact you if your request is suitable for scanning after checking the article's copyright and physical conditions.

Journal / Serial details
eg Serial Store 4076 - see below for instructions on finding this
Collection details

Where do I find the location/ classmark and whether the item is available?

In the results page of Library Search, items which can be requested using this form will show the location as 'Available at Research Reserve'. The classmark (eg Store 176392 for books, or Serial Store 4076 for journals) will be displayed in brackets underneath the details of the item you are interested in. To check whether the item is available use the Locations/Availability link.