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Interlibrary Loan

Service

Interlibrary loan (ILL) helps to obtain research materials you need but are not owned by the Library, including books, journal articles, book chapters, theses etc.

Eligible Users

All HKUST faculty, staff and students.
How to use interlibrary loan

Requests

Place requests using the HKUST ILLiad system. First-time users need to do a simple registration and choose their preferred delivery methods.

Delivery of Materials

Users will receive an email notice when the requested material is ready, which contains instructions on how to access or collect the material. Articles are usually delivered to user’s HKUST ILLiad account for viewing and downloading.

 Book Loans and Renewals

There will be overdue fines for books returned after the due date. All loans are subject to recall by the lending library.

Renewals can be requested through HKUST ILLiad one day before the due date. ILL staff will inform you by email whether the lending library agrees to extend the loan period or not.

Quotas

Eligible users are entitled to a quota of subsidized requests each academic year:

  • Faculty – 200
  • Postgraduates & Staff – 150
  • Clerical staff & Undergraduates – 50

Fees and Payment Methods

Majority of the books and copies supplied are free-of-charge. Flat fees apply to over-quota requests, and occasionally for materials obtained from overseas:

  • Over-quota photocopy and loan – HK$20
  • Overseas photocopy – HK$30
  • Overseas loan (per volume) – HK$120

All students and staff must pay by cash or check. Faculty members can charge to department’s account or grant.

Thesis Subsidy Scheme for RPGs

Special funding has been allotted to subsidize research postgraduates to obtain overseas theses and dissertations. The Library will purchase or borrow up to 3 theses for one RPG in an academic year, and the flat fee is HK$30 for each thesis.

Terms of Use

All photocopy requests must comply with the HKUST Library’s Statement on Copyright. Patrons need to follow the restrictions imposed by the lender.

Lending to Other Libraries

For libraries interested in borrowing our materials, please visit the Interlibrary Lending page.

Contact Us

ILL office: G/F, Library [map]
Phone / email: 2358-6754 | lbill@ust.hk
Open hours: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday (except holidays)

 

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last modified 26 January 2017