The Interlibrary Loan Service delivers books and journal articles not held by the OUHK Library. Items can be obtained from both local and overseas sources to support study, research and teaching programs of the academic and administrative equivalent staff, postgraduate and project based undergraduate students.
About ILL services
1. Can I use the ILL service?
This service is available to OUHK full time academic and administrative equivalent staff, postgraduate course students and project-based undergraduate students (see eligible undergraduate courses).
2. What materials can I request?
The ILL Service handles requests for items that are not held in the library collections. They can be books, journal articles and conference papers. Reference materials, rare books, and journals are usually not loaned.
3. Do I have to pay for ILL service?
** Charges may vary among supplying sources. They also have the right to change and finalize the charges. Users can consult with the ILL staff before submitting requests.
4. How to submit my request?
5. How to check status of my request?
6. How long does it take to fulfill my request?
Response time is completely dependent on the turnaround time of the supplying library. Normally it takes 9.5 working days to receive most materials. Items requested from overseas may take longer to obtain.
7. Will I be notified?
For staff, photocopies will be sent to user together with a declaration form by inter-departmental mail. User is required to sign and return the declaration form and acknowledgement of the receipt. An email message will be sent advising that book item is available for collection at Library Circulation Counter. LiPACE staff can request labor support from FMU to collect the book item, they are required to sign and return the declaration form and acknowledgement of receipt to Library.
For students, a notification will be sent by your OUHK email account advising that the request item is available for collection at Library Circulation Counter.
8. Must I return the loan?... Can I renew the loan?
Book loans should be returned to Library Circulation Counter on or before the due date, otherwise, overdue fines may be imposed. If recall notice is received from lending libraries for return of items before the due date, users have to return the recalled item to Library by the new due date as specified on the recall notice.
Prompt return is important for the continuation of our business with lending libraries.
Renewal can be made with the consent of the lending library. Users are advised to contact our ILL staff at 2768-6791 three days before the due date.
Photocopies are not required to return.
9. Copyright and others
All ILL requests must comply with the Copyright Ordinance of Hong Kong. The Library reserves the right to reject those requests that do not comply with OUHK ILL policy.
Items obtained through ILL cannot be placed on Reserve Collection.
Please feel free to contact ILL staff in the Library, or by:
Library ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Modified Date: Nov 02, 2017