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Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services (ILL&DDS)

Provide support to the PolyU community by obtaining literature beyond collections in the PolyU Library.

When to use HKALL & ILL

Contact Us

 Phone   2766-6971 (ILL&DDS Team)
 Whatsapp   2766-6863
 In Person   Enquiry Counter, P/F, 
  Pao Yue-kong Library

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) & Document Delivery Services (DDS) are important services to access literature for research and private study beyond our collection. The Library will source the literature via our partners, agencies, and libraries around the world, and provide access to the requested literature as soon as practicable.

ILL refers to borrowing of books, conference proceedings, or other returnable materials for a period on behalf of eligible users; while DDS refers to obtaining a copy of journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, or other materials on behalf of eligible users. 

Submit an ILL or DDS Request

Eligible users can submit an ILL or DDS request via PolyU ILLiad System:


You may refer to our User Guide or Video Tutorial to find out how to place an ILL or DDS request.

Please check library collection using OneSearch before submitting your request!

The Library will reject requests for items found in our collection. So to ensure that you can get your desired items promptly, do check library collections first before making a request.  Here are some Tips to Check Library's Collection.

If you prefer to suggest the Library purchase the item, please visit the Book Recommendation to find out more.

Video Tutorial

You may refer to the video tutorial to find out how to place an ILL or DDS request.