What are Intercampus Requests (Document Delivery)?

  • Document delivery is the WorldCat Discovery name for an Intercampus Request.
  • Document delivery allows you to borrow items from other NWU campus libraries and branches that are not your home library.

How to use Document Delivery?

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.



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