Borrowing from other libraries

A Reciprocal Borrowing scheme exists between the libraries of the three South Australian universities. To participate in this scheme you need to present your current Flinders University ID card at either the University of Adelaide or University of South Australia library. If you wish to borrow from the University of Adelaide, you will be issued with a University of Adelaide library card.


Users of this service may borrow up to 20 standard loans at a time from each participating library. Borrowers are responsible for complying with all rules of the Library from which they are borrowing, this includes any charges for lost books. University of Adelaide and UniSA both charge a processing fee for lost books, even if the book is returned. Suspensions for overdue books or outstanding fees at any South Australian University library will block borrowing from all. Items should always be returned to the Library from which they were borrowed. More information about borrowing from the University of Adelaide or the University of South Australia

Flinders Students living Interstate

If you are a Flinders student studying interstate you can apply for reciprocal borrowing rights at a University near you. Each University has a different reciprocal rights policy and you should contact the University you are interested in to find out if you are eligible. You will need to provide proof of identification, including your current Flinders University enrolment, to gain borrowing rights. See the University Library Australia and New Zealand  web site for more information.
Flinders Library also offers a Flexible Delivery Library Service which will deliver materials to external students.

Reciprocal Borrowing for Students/Staff of University of Adelaide and University of SA

Who can borrow? Current staff and students at the above institutions
How do I register? Registration not required
How do I borrow? Always bring your student/staff card
What can I borrow? Main collection loans. Up to 4 renewals
How much can I borrow? Up to 20 items at any one time
What cannot be borrowed? Items from Special Collections
Returning books You are responsible for the return of books to the Library from which you borrowed them
Special conditions Access to some electronic databases is provided through the Public access computers at each library branch
 Requests Unfortunately it is not possible for a reciprocal borrower to Request a book that is on loan be held when it is returned