What is Interlibrary loans?

The Interlibrary Loans (ILL) Department acts as a link between the University of Cape Town Libraries and other libraries in Southern Africa and abroad. If a required book or article is not available at UCT, it may be requested on interlibrary loan. There is no cost for items obtained within South Africa.

What can I request?

  • Books, book chapters or essays from books
  • Journal articles

Submit an Interlibrary Loan request

Chancellor Oppenheimer Library

Book Request form

Journal Article Request form

Immelman level 3
Chancellor Oppenheimer Library

Tel +27 21 650-3113/2190
Email ill@uct.ac.za

Upstairs seating overlooking main reading room with desks and PCs at Health Sciences Library
Bongani Mayosi Health Sciences Library

Book Request form

Journal Article Request form

Tel + 27 21 406 6142
Email lib-ill-health@uct.ac.za

WH Bell Music Library

Email lib-music@uct.ac.za

Frequently Asked Questions

Interlibrary loans FAQs