Borrow a thesis

Thesis postal and collected loans for UK based members

Theses can be posted to UK based members by recorded delivery as part of our thesis loan service. The cost per thesis for postage and packing is £8 or £12 depending on the weight of the thesis. The Library can give you a quote for each thesis you want to borrow. Theses can also be collected in person without charge.

Thesis postal and collected loans

Please see the Thesis Loan form for payment methods.

Thesis loan periods and renewals

Theses can be renewed up to two times by telephone, for an additional period of three weeks, if no one else has requested it. Please then return the thesis to the COT Library. It can be reissued for a further limited period if no-one else has requested it.

Thesis availability and waiting list

Only one thesis can be borrowed at one time by UK based members. We will ask you to return the thesis at the end of the loan period if another member has asked to borrow it.


Thesis loan returns

Your loan should be posted back to the Library in secure packaging by recorded delivery. Please ensure that the thesis is returned in the same condition as it was supplied. Non- return within the agreed period or return of damaged copies will incur an administration fee and could result in the suspension of your BJOT membership.

To order a thesis from the thesis loan service

Complete the thesis loan service form and send it to:
COT Library Loans Service, College of Occupational Therapists,
106-114 Borough High Street, Southwark, London, SE1 1LB.

For further information please email: or telephone: 020 7450 2343.