Service Enhancement: Integration of HKALL, Inter-library Loan & Document Delivery Service in iSearch

We are pleased to introduce the enhanced HKALL + Interlibrary Loan (ILL) + Document Delivery Service. With effect from 30 January 2024, EdUHK students and staff can request journal articles, books and book chapters from other libraries directly in iSearch without logging into another ILL system. They can also track the progress and download the requested articles and book chapters under their accounts in MyLibrary.

Users eligible for HKALL and / or ILL service may see one or both of the following request buttons after they login to iSearch for them to make requests for books, book chapters and journal articles that are not available at EdUHK Library:

Once a request is made, its progress can be easily found in MyLibrary. A “DOWNLOAD” button will appear when softcopy of the requested article / book chapter is available:

E-mail notifications will be sent to users when physical items (both HKALL & ILL books) are delivered to EdUHK Library and ready for pick-up.

For details, please refer to Library Website at and our user guide .

Users with ILL privilege can continue to login to ILLiad system (the legacy ILL system) until 6 May 2024 so they can review their request history, track and retrieve delivered documents for ILL requests made before 30 January.  However new ILL requests will no longer be accepted via ILLiad.

For enquiries or assistance, please call our Information Counter at 2948 6653 or e-mail to

Users Eligibility & Privileges

  Books Articles / Book Chapters
User Group
Free Sources   Paid Sources
Free Sources
  Paid Sources
Academic Staff & Non-academic Staff of Equivalent Status Eligible Eligible     Eligible
Quota may apply
Eligible   Eligible
* Quota may apply
* For Urgent Article Request: 3 quota per year (1 July to 30 June next year)
Postgraduate Degree Students
e.g. PhD, EdD, MEd
Eligible Eligible   Eligible
Quota may apply
Eligible Eligible
Quota may apply
Postgraduate Non-degree Students
e.g. PGDE
Eligible Eligible   N/A Eligible   N/A
Final Year Undergraduate Degree Students Eligible Eligible N/A Eligible N/A
Other Non-academic Staff Eligible Eligible N/A Eligible N/A
Other Undergraduate Degree / Credit-bearing Programme Students Eligible N/A N/A Eligible N/A
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