Answered By: Vincent Ong
Last Updated: May 26, 2016     Views: 628

The following materials cannot be provided via interlibrary loan sources.


- Materials which are not for the purposes of teaching, learning and research. For non-academic staff, the material required must be related to their area of work as well.


- Materials in the our library’s collection (unless it is missing from the collection or is required urgently by faculty for research or teaching)


- Materials in the exclusion list of lending libraries (example of items in exclusion list are Multi-media & AV, thesis, rare collection, recently published books, Reference, Reserved Book/Reading (RBR), all journals and Microform collection)


- Material which are not available for loan or circulation within a library (e.g. case studies).


- Materials which are not available in local libraries and can be purchased within a week, for a price equal to or lower than the budget defined by the library.


- AV or media item (e.g. CD, DVD)


- Material that has been requested by the user before. Please recommend resources to be added to the library’s collection instead of repeatedly requesting them through ILL or document delivery service. Exception would be out of print items.


- Course Readings (faculty must ensure that their readings are available in the library’s collection or obtain the necessary copyright clearance to distribute their readings to students)

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