PLEASE NOTE: On Monday 4 April 2022, the mutual borrowing of physical material and the vehicle travelling between the institutions, providing a document delivery service, resumed. The service currently runs on Mondays and Wednesdays, and will be reviewed at a later stage to include more weekdays. 

Inter-library loans is a service available to registered students and staff of an institution to request books and articles, not available at their home institution’s libraries. Documents are requested from South African libraries as well as international libraries. 

CHELiN members should direct any requests for inter-library loans to their library at their home institution. This applies to requests for material held by CHELiN member libraries and libraries outside CHELiN (national and international).

CPUT staff & students:

SU staff & students:

UCT staff & students:

UWC staff & students:


document delivery

A vehicle travels between the CHELiN institutions to take parcels (mainly library books for inter-library loan purposes) between the institutions.

The vehicle stops at the following locations:

● SU Medicine & Health Sciences Library, Tygerberg
● University of South Africa (UNISA), Parow
● CHEC Office, Bellville
● SU Bellville Park Campus Library, Bellville
● CPUT, Bellville Campus
● UWC Main Campus, Bellville
● UCT Main Campus, Rondebosch
● UCT Health Sciences Campus, Observatory
● CPUT, Cape Town Campus
● SU Main Campus, Stellenbosch