Note: We migrated to the WorldCat Discovery service on 6 December 2022. The new system will provide functionalities that will enhance your search experience, and we hope to activate all the Discovery services by the end of February. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience to our users. You are welcome to contact us for more info.

Our Intercampus requests and Interlibrary Loans now work via the same form.


1. Go to WorldCat Discovery at

2. Search for your source.

3. On the source record, click "Intercampus & ILL Request" under "Access Options".
Example of the Intercampus Requests button

4. Complete the form.

Requests between NWU Libraries

  • Journal articles, content pages and index pages are scanned and sent by email to the requesting user.
  • You will receive a notification to pick up your resources once it has arrived at your home library.
  • Working days/hours are from Monday - Friday from 7:30 - 4:30 and do not include weekends.
  • Books to Mahikeng:

    • Books from Potchefstroom Libraries take 3-7 working days to arrive in Mahikeng.
    • Books from Vanderbijlpark Library take 7-10 working days to arrive in Mahikeng.
    • For more information, contact Itumeleng Kolodi at 018 389 2419 or Emilio Stuurman at 018 389 2115.
  • Books to Potchefstroom: Ferdinand Postma Library and branch libraries

    • Books from Mahikeng Library take 3-7 working days to arrive in Potchefstroom.
    • Books from Vanderbijlpark Library take 72 hours to arrive in Potchefstroom.
    • Books between the Ferdinand Postma and branch libraries will be ready for pick up at your home library after 24 hours.
    • For more information, contact:
  • Books to Vanderbijlpark

    • Books from Mahikeng Library take 7-10 working days to arrive in Vanderbijlpark.
    • Books from Potchefstroom Libraries take 72 hours to arrive in Vanderbijlpark.
    • For more information, contact Daniel Monyamane at 016 910 3044 or Siyabonga Sithole at 016 910 3044.