Interlibrary loans


The USP Library Network offers interloan and document delivery services to its users. 

`Interlibrary lending has been a core service for libraries handling print media.

How it works. A library user requests a book from their home library. The home library does not have a copy and there is insufficient demand for the title for the library to buy a copy, or the title is out of print, or it is not easily available through supply channels. The home library identifies another library which has the book, orders it, and pays an interlibrary lending fee. Document delivery is a similar service but instead of borrowing books, the user requests copies for items such as journal articles, copies of reports and book chapters (:3)

The Inter Library Loan (ILL) and Document Delivery (DDS)services are available to 

(i)            Students and staff of the University

The University will obtain materials from local and regional libraries and from around the world.  

(ii)           USP Campus Libraries

An interlibrary and intra-library loan service.

(iii)          External Borrowers

Members of the general public that register as External Borrowers

(iv)          Secondary School Libraries in Fiji

Secondary school students in Fiji are not eligible to use the USP Laucala Campus Library and may access general collection items through this service via the school library.

(v)           Regional and International academic, national, public, school and special libraries

USP Library is part of the international system of borrowing between libraries.


Interlibrary Loan materials are subject to educational use provisions of Fiji Copyright Act, 1999.

Conditions of Borrowing/Lending

All items obtained on ILL are subject to the conditions of the lending library.

An ILL application form with full bibliographic details must be completed. Please complete the appropriate form:

Request for Journal Article form

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Request for Monograph, Book or Thesis form

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USP staff and students:

Academic Staff and Postgraduate Students

Minimum FJD$40.00 per request. Pay cash or chargeable to departmental vote code.

Undergraduate Students

F$FJD7.00 per request for the first five requests per semester. Minimum FJD$40.00 per request thereafter.

Non-USP Persons:

External Borrower

Minimum FJD$40.00 per request. External borrower applying for an ILL must pay the $40.00 fee up front. This will be refunded if the item cannot be located.

Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific (CROP

ILL fees do not apply for items held in the USPL network. 

Minimum FJD$40.00 per request for an ILL obtained from outside of the Region. $40.00 fee must be paid up front. This will be refunded if the item cannot be located.

Individuals may borrow in person from the USPL collection on the presentation of the USP/CROP borrower card as issued to their librarian and a letter from their librarian (or a staff ID card).

Secondary School Libraries in Fiji 

No fee for borrowing.

Cost only associated with postage/delivery. The University will meet cost of postage to the school with return costs the responsibility of the school.

Check the USP catalogue to identify titles for loan OR call (3232012 /email interloan(at) to discuss subject of items needed.

School library personnel or an officially assigned person to collect items from the Main Issue Desk.

Regional and International academic, national, public, school and special libraries

Within the Region

Costs only associated with postage/delivery. The University will meet costs of postage to the requesting library. Return cost is the responsibility of the borrowing library.

International (non USP; non Regional)

Borrowing costs inclusive of courier delivery. 


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