Guidelines for Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery Service


Interlibrary Loan

Eligibility:
UM graduate and fourth-year students*, UM faculty members, administrative and research staff only.

* As for the fourth-year students, kindly send us an email to lib_ref@umac.mo for acquiring the account access to Interlibrary Loan Request System.


How to apply?
Eligible user may

  • Get direct access to Interlibrary Loan Request System, or
  • Send us the InterLibrary Loan or DDS Request Form by your UM email account, or
  • Fill in the form at our reference desk.


    Types of materials can be requested via ILL, for example:
    -- Photocopy
    -- Book
    -- Book Chapter
    -- Conference Paper

    Types of materials cannot be requested via ILL, for example:
    -- Reference books
    -- Rare books
    -- AV materials
    -- Electronic resources
    -- Maps, microforms


    Charges:

    (As for the payment of ILL by FAH, FSS academic staff, kindly contact us at lib_ref@umac.mo for the details.)


    ILL (Books)
    Unit Price (per volume)
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library
    USD10.00 / MOP81.00
    The City University of Hong Kong Library
    HKD35.00 / MOP36.00
    The Hong Kong Institute of Education Library
    Free of charge
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Library
    Free of charge
    The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library
    USD5.00 / MOP41.00
    The University of Hong Kong Libraries
    Free of charge


    ILL (Photocopies)
    Unit Price (per article)
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library
    USD5.00 / MOP41.00
    The City University of Hong Kong Library
    Free of charge
    The Hong Kong Baptist University Library
    HKD5.00 / MOP6.00
    The Hong Kong Institute of Education Library
    Free of charge
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Library
    Free of charge
    The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library
    USD3.00 / MOP25.00
    RapidILL Libraries *
    Free of charge
    The Sun Yat-Sen University Library
    HKD0.50/A4 paper + postage
    The University of Hong Kong Libraries
    Free of charge

    * RapidILL is an international interlibrary loan service developed at the Colorado State University Libraries in USA. It provides article delivery service from the journal collections come from nearly 80 member libraries in the United States, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

    For the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service for both book and photocopy requests with overseas libraries, users are recommended to check the database, WorldCat, which covers more than 62,000,000 bibliographic records in libraries worldwide.


    Request photocopies of dissertations in HK
    Unit Price (per volume)
    The University of Hong Kong Libraries
    USD50.00 / MOP405.00
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library
    HKD400.00 / MOP413.00
    The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library
    USD40.00 / MOP324.00

    Delivery time:
    The average time required to obtain copies from another source is three days to two weeks. Book requests that must be sent to Hong Kong or overseas usually is three weeks to four weeks which may sometimes take considerably longer than this average.


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    Document Delivery Service

    Eligibility:
    UM students, UM faculty members, administrative and research staff only.

    Charges:
    Free of charge.


    DDS Suppliers
    Privileges
    University of Pittsburgh Libraries 6 articles (month/person) *

    * Not for year-three or below students.

    Delivery time:
    Delivery time ranges from one week to three weeks, depending on the availability.

    For inquiry:  lib_ref@umac.mo

    Notice: All DDS / ILL photocopies are supplied not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research.



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