Information for borrowing libraries

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Introduction

The Document Services Unit supplies materials to libraries worldwide. You can search Findit@Flinders, our online catalogue, for the library's holdings. We will lend most books, videos and microform items from our collection, however journal volumes are not available for loan.
Individuals from academic institutions or corporations may order items through their library's Inter-library loan or document delivery service. Members of the public may place orders through their local library.


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Submitting a request

Click GO! to submit your request.

Please note that you must be a registered borrower in order to submit document requests. We do not accept requests via fax, email, Ariel or post.

Any libraries not using Libraries Australia Document Delivery (LADD) must first register with us in order to request loans and photocopies. If you wish to register please click here.

Please note that copyright provisions must be observed and compliance to s50 of the Australian Copyright Act must be stated on your request. In particular, the Australian copyright law prohibits photocopying more than one article from the same issue of a journal, unless the articles are for the same research or course of study.

Overseas libraries are not required to register. Please click here to submit your request and include full bibliographic details and your library contact information.


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About our turnaround time

If the item requested is on our shelves, we will normally be able to dispatch your loan request within 2 working days (and often within 1 day). Please remember, that due to the nature of our mail system, most items are sent from the library mail room to the University mail room, adding a day or so to delivery times. Turnaround time on copy requests is much quicker - you should generally expect to receive your document within 2 working days.

Mail delivery times to overseas locations will vary, but you can be assured that your request will be dispatched quickly and sent by airmail.


If your request is urgent, please let us know and we will treat it accordingly (note: this will incur an extra charge, see below).


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Charges

Charges for Australia and New Zealand:
(All charges are in Australian Dollars)

Type of Request

Cost of Request

Monograph Loan

$16.50

Photocopy of an article

$16.50

Urgent loan (sent within 24 hours* by courier)

$33.00 + courier charges

Urgent copy (sent within 24 hours* by email/fax)

$33.00 + fax charges (no charge for email)

Loan of Thesis

$16.50

Pdf copy of a thesis (black and white only)

Price on application Prepayment required.

Unbound photocopy of a thesis

Price on application Prepayment required.

Charges for all other countries:

Prepayment is required for all requests.
(All charges are in Australian Dollars)

Type of Request

Cost of Request

Monograph Loan

A$15.00 or 1.5 IFLA vouchers + postage

Photocopy of an article

A$15.00 or 1.5 IFLA vouchers + postage

Urgent loan (sent within 24 hours* by courier)

A$30.00 or  4 IFLA vouchers + courier charges

Urgent copy (sent within 24 hours* by email/fax)

A$30.00 or 4 IFLA vouchers + fax charges (no charge for email)

Loan of Thesis

NOT AVAILABLE

Pdf copy of a thesis (black and white only)

Price on application

Unbound photocopy of a thesis

Price on application

*If a request is submitted on a Friday or the day before a public holiday, it may not be dispatched until the next business day.


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Ordering theses

Institutions in Australia

Where we have two copies of a thesis we will lend the second copy of Flinders University theses to institutions in Australia for the standard $16.50 charge.

Where a second copy of a thesis is not available, we will provide either an unbound paper or pdf copy of the thesis. A copyright declaration form must be completed and returned before your order is processed. There is a charge for providing a copy and prepayment will be required. Payment may be made by cheque, Visa Card or Mastercard. For credit card orders we will send you a credit card pre-payment form (we do not provide invoices but will send a reciept with the order).

Please email us for a quote . Specify the format you require, and provide full citation details. You should also advise us if you would prefer colour copies of any illustrations, maps or photographs which may be included (note that pdf copies are only available in black and white). Please note that prepayment will be required.


Institutions outside Australia

Institutions outside Australia may order either an unbound paper or a pdf copy of Flinders University theses. Delivery time is approximately 3-5 weeks for unbound paper copies depending on postal delivery (scanning is done by an external supplier so may be longer). A copyright declaration/order form must be completed and returned with prepayment (in Australian dollars) before your order is processed.

Please email us for a quote . Specify the format you require, and provide full citation details. You should also advise us if you would prefer colour copies of any illustrations, maps or photographs which may be included (note that pdf copies are only available in black and white). Please note that prepayment will be required.

Payment may be made by cheque (in Australian dollars and drawn on an Australian bank), Visa Card or Mastercard. For credit card orders we will send you a pre-payment form (we do not provide invoices but will send a reciept with the order), please include the card type, card number, name on card and the expiry date.


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Rare Books

Rare books in the Flinders University Library collection may be available for short term loans to other libraries. Please contact us with your request and we will let you know whether the item is available for loan. If an item is not for loan, we may be able to copy the section you require.
Please note that items lent from our Special Collection must be read under supervision in the borrowing library.


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Contacting us:

  •  Document Services Unit

    Voice: +61 8 8201 2175

    Fax: +61 8 8201 2508

    Postal address:
    Document Services Unit
    Library
    The Flinders University
    GPO Box 2100
    ADELAIDE 5001
    Australia