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