Interbranch loans provide for the borrowing of material between the different campus libraries of the Nelson Mandela University.

books in boxThe following items are available on inter-branch loans:

  • Open shelves books
  • Audiovisual items
  • Special collection - art materials

The following items are NOT available on inter-branch loans: 

  • Short loan collection materials
  • Study collection materials
  • Bound and unbound serials
  • Reference collection materials

Patrons can request inter-branch loan items at the circulation desk.

IBL items can be requested and returned to any campus library.

A maximum of four IBL items are allowed per patron.

IBL items requested from Port Elizabeth arrives on Thursdays/Fridays. Patrons will be notified by mail/e-mail regarding the availability of IBL items requested.