Interlibrary Loan Service Provided to Local/Overseas Institutions

All local UGC, non-UGC, post-secondary and other overseas institutions are welcome to use the HKSYU Library's Interlibrary Loan service.
  1. Users can access our Library's catalogue and check the availability of the materials
  2. All requests are sent to
The following two types of materials are eligible for ILL:
  1. Books
  2. Journal articles
For other non-UGC funded/post-secondary institution users, book request is limited to staff only while article request is limited to both staff and students.

Delivery of materials

All books are picked up and returned physically to 3/F Service Counter and ensure that they are in good condition and returned on time.

Books are to be collected within 7 working days. The loan period is normally 30 days. Please note that a recall notice will be sent to remind the requesting library to return the item earlier if it has been reserved. Renewals of ILL books are eligible provided that nobody has reserved. All renewals can be requested by contacting the Library at or 2806-5114/5.

Journal articles are sent either in PDF format through email or photocopies format by mail.

The following materials are not eligible for ILL
Reference materials
Course Reserve
Special Collections
Rare books
AV Materials
Documents on electronic databases

Charging of ILL Service
Non-UGC or other institutions
$20 per volume
Depends on the locations of institutions
$20 per article

Please note that the Interlibrary Loan services provided to other libraries in accordance with Hong Kong Copyright Ordinance.

Created on 31 August 2010
Amended on 20 October 2010
Revised on 30 June 2012