Order placement

University of Cyprus community

If you are member of the UCY community, you need to print and fill out the Order Form (UCY Members) and deliver or send it by internal mail to the Inter-Library Loan Services in the Main Library. If your request is pre-approved by your academic Department and signed by its President, the Department will bear any costs involved; otherwise, you will have to cover the expenses.

External members

External users (Library members) need to print and fill out the Order Form (External Users) and deliver it to the Inter-Library Loan Services in the Main Library. The user will bear any costs involved.

Time needed to receive the item

All requests are processed by Inter-Library Loan Services in the order they are received. The time the requested material will be available to you depends on the way the supplier delivers it.

For articles, it will take:

  • 3-4 working days via email
  • 3-4 working days via fax
  • 10-15 working days via regular mail

For books, it will take:

  • 10-15 working days via regular mail
  • 2-3 working days via courier services

If the requested book is already checked out, the UCY Library is put on a waiting list and delivery time extended.

Possible reasons why an item may take longer to be delivered

Delivery time varies depending on the supplier. The most frequent reasons a requested item takes longer to be delivered are:

  • Need to search the item in more than one supplier, including waiting for responses.
  • Technical difficulties regarding its availability, such as the item being at bindery or lost.
  • Delay of post delivery.
  • Cases where the material is located in only one supplier and is already checked out.