Mong-Há Campus Library
Monday: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Taipa Campus Library
Monday: 8:00 am - 10:30 pm

Interlibrary Loan

The Interlibrary Loan Service enables IFTM students, faculty and staff to borrow from other libraries if items are not available at IFTM Library.  Currently, the Macau Academic Library Alliance Card (MALA card) and the Reader’s card are available for eligible users.



All IFTM staff and students are eligible to borrow the MALA card and Reader’s card.


How to Apply

  • Present your IFTM Smart Card to the circulation counter of Mong-Há Campus Library or Taipa Campus Library to apply for the MALA card or Reader’s card.
  • The MALA card and Reader’s card must be returned to the IFTM Library within 30 days.


Macau Academic Library Alliance Card

Alliance Members On-loan Quota  On-loan Duration (days) Renew Overdue Charges
University of Macau 3 21 (B) / 10 (AV) Suspension of borrowing privileges
Macao Polytechnic University 3 15 (B)

Mop3.0 per item per working day

Macau University of Science and Technology 3 25 (B/AV)

MOP2.0 per item per working day

Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau 2


MOP2.0 per item per working day

City University of Macau 3 21(B)

MOP1.0 per item per working day

University of Saint Joseph 3 14(B)

MOP5.0 per item per working day

Macau Institute of Management 3 20(B) MOP3.0 per item per working day


  • B=General books, AV = Audio Visual Materials
  • Users can keep the MALA cards  for a maximum of 30 days.
  • MALA cards are checked out on first come first serve basis.
  • On-loan items should be cleared before returning the MALA card to IFTM Library.
  • Users are responsible for all loans checked out with their MALA cards. Loss of MALA card must be reported to the IFTM Library Circulation Counter immediately.
  • Users are bound by library regulations of cooperated library and will be required to pay fines for overdue books at the rate set by the Library.


Reader's card

  Printed Resources Electronic Resources
Hong Kong Shue Yan University Library On site access only On site access only


  • The card is non-transferable
  • Each card can only be used by one user per visit.
  • There is no borrowing privilege of the card. All library resources have to be used in the Library.
  • For any missing and damage of the Reader’s Card, users are responsible for the replacement cost of the card.
  • User should follow the policies and regulations in Shue Yan Library and are reminded that they will be held fully responsible for their behaviors in Shue Yan Library.