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Interlibrary loan and Document Delivery Service (ILL and DDS)

(This service is only for the request of items not available in Tamkang University Library.)

Materials unavailable in Tamkang University Library may be obtained from other libraries or document delivery sources. All faculty, students and staff can apply online from NDDS or RapidILL or visit other libraries and institutes in person for ILL and DDS. For additional information, please contact the Reference Service Desk or call at 02-26215656 ext. 2365 for this service.

Who May Use This Service?
The Interlibrary loan and Document Delivery Service enables TKU students, faculty, and staff who are engaged in research to borrow materials unavailable at TKU Libraries from other libraries. Before requesting an item through ILL & DDS, please make sure it is not available at any TKU library by searching WebPAC.
Service Limitation
  • Holdings available in TKU Library are not applied to the service.
  • Interlibrary loan service is for academic purpose only.
  • Overall photocopying of Master’s theses or doctoral dissertations requires the permission of the author.
Time Required
  • It takes three days to two weeks to obtain materials from othe libraries out of Tamkang University.
  • The international request usually takes two weeks to four weeks, or longer than the average time.
Other Regulations
  • Applicants who default on their applying after one month of being notified will be suspended the right to the service until paying off the required fees.
  • Applicants who apply for in-person checking out from other libraries but default on their application, or fail to hand in the application form with the related fees in three days will be suspended the right to the service for one semester.
  • Applicants who fail to return the books by the expiry date will be fined. The repeated violators up to three times will be suspended the right to the service for one semester.
Duration of Loans
  • The loan period borrowed material is set by the lending library and is indicated on a date due slip in the book.
  • Materials borrowed from other sources cannot be renewed.
  • Borrowers will be billed for non-returned overdue items.
  • If a borrower continually disregards due dates, it may be necessary to refuse further service.
  • Books should be returned to the Reference Service Desk of Main Library.