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Inter-Library Loan

The inter-library loan services can be used when borrowing items that are not owned by our library from other libraries or institutions affiliated with our library.

How to Use Inter-Library Loan

Guide of Inter-Library Loan


Affiliated Libraries with KHU Library

(Korea/Yonsei/Sungkyunkwan/Hanyang/Dongguk University)

RISS Associated Institutes

Eligibal Users

Faculty, Graduate Student

Faculty, Graduate Student, Student


  • Book Limit and Loan Term : 3 Books for 15 days / Renewal 1 time for 14 days / Overdue fines : KRW 500 per a day
  • Return : ~ 9 PM (in semester) / ~ 5:30 PM (in break season)
  • No avaialble to return book(s) over weekend OR self check machine


Direct Visit

You must have to check the approval status after you apply. Then visit to the other library.

  • Delivery Service Available / Delivery Cost by User
  • KRW 5000 of Round-trip delivery costs
  • Cost Support for User Group (Faculty : 15 times annually / Graduate Student : 10 times annually) *Note : There would be partial support according to library budget condition.

Delivery Service

1~3 days delivery / Cost free (full support)

Quick Service

Same day delivery / Service Cost by User


Category Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Korea National University of Art Korea Rural Economic Institute

Eligibal Users

Faculty, Graduate Student Faculty, Graduate Student, Student Faculty, Graduate Student
  • Book Limit and Loan Term : 3 Books for 15 days / Renewal 1 time for 14 days / Overdue fines : KRW 500 per a day
  • Direct return to the library
How to Request
  • Check availability through the other library's homepage
  • Ask to the librarian in charge of ILL and request loan directly c
Delivery Direct Visit
  • Direct Visit after getting an approval from the librarian.
  • Please note that the book(s) from Korea Rural Economic Institute is only avialble to provide through delivery service, because Korea Rural Economic Institute has been moved to Najoo-si located in southern region of Korea.
Delivery Service


How to request Inter-Library Loan

Check Availability in KHU Library (Seoul & Global Campus)
Search Library Catalogue

Request for ILL after checking the materials’ availability at RISS homepage ( Then check for availability in other associated libraries

Sign up from the RISS homepage, and check for library approval before using the service. it takes 1-2 days.

Korea University
Yonsei University
Sungkyungwan University
Hanyang University
Dongguk University
Search RISS

Check how to request book loan then request directly to the associated libraries through 'Request' service on the homepage

* Note : Application materials before noon (12:00) on weekdays (Mon~Fri) are received and processed on the same day, Application materials after noon are received and processed on the next day.


Check the Status of Request through My Library Menu on the homepage

Request Loan > Enter detail of item record > Submit Request

Direct Request to RISS Associated Institutes

go to RISS and Login  ▷ Search Materials  ▷ Check Holding Libraries ▷ Click on Request Loan/Copy ▷ Cick on Request Loan ▷ Check Requested Items Record and Select Library ▷ Click on Request



After receiving a notification (SMS, e-mail) that your material(s) have arrived

Then please come to Interlibrary Loan Room on the 1st floor of KHU Library to collect the material(s).  



The direct visit Loan at 'Hankuk University of Foreign Studies' and 'Korea National University of Art' is available 2 hours later after you request 2 (9 AM ~ 7 PM on weekdays).

The book must be received by the borrower after the notification was sent before the due date. If the date is missed, the book will be sent back.

Please note that Inter-Library Loan is the loan service from KHU Library on the behalf of users, not an individual loan. So please read and use materials with a good manner.

If the material(s) are damanged and lost while using, user have to reimburse the same book according to the policy fo libraries provided materails.

The material(s) cannot be used for other purposes other than that for the borrower’s personal research.

After searching, you can request Inter Library Loan through RISS by clicking the title.


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