Reciprocal Borrowing

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid lockdown level regulations and limited services, currently no borrowing of physical books, only chapters and articles, are allowed across institutions.

Read here the CHELiN reciprocal access and borrowing agreement.

All staff and students of the Universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch and the Western Cape and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in possession of a first degree and registered for further study, and students registered for a B-Tech degree are considered CHELiN borrowers and may apply to borrow material from CHELiN libraries in addition to their borrowing privileges at their home library.

CPUT staff & students : On presentation of the Referral letter from the home Library membership will be assigned. More information

SU staff & students : Complete the attached form to request a referral letter to present at the other Western Cape university library in order to apply for borrowing membership. Return the completed form via e-mail jsg_uitl@sun.ac.za. For enquiries, contact 021 808 4883. SU Library staff will complete the Details of Referring Library section on the form and return the form to you via e-mail to take along to the other CHELiN library. 

UCT staff & students : On presentation of the Referral letter from the home library, the library staff will provide you with a library subscriber number.  Take this number to the Access Control Administration Office in the New Properties and Services Building [during office hours only] where a Library Access Card will be issued.  On presentation of this card at the Library, formal registration will take place. No charge is applied.

UWC staff & students: A registered postgraduate student (excluding short-courses & Honours s) or a member of staff of any of the four institutions may visit the Main Libraries and some Branch Libraries of all four institutions and use the materials available in the Libraries. Your student or staff card will ensure your access, once you have been introduced via a Referral letter.

The referral letter is available at the Main Library via Faculty Librarians should you wish to apply for borrowing privileges at any of the other CHELiN institutional libraries. More information

On presentation of the Referral letter from the home library, a form should be completed and taken to the Admin Building [during office hours only] where a Library Access Card will be issued.  On presentation of this card at the Library, formal registration will take place. Access card fees are reviewed annually.