Our inter-library services are available to University of Melbourne staff and students. University library services have moved to virtual delivery and we are continuing to fill requests that can be delivered electronically. You may now request inter-library loan copies even if we hold the item in our physical collections. Follow these simple steps to get started:

  1. Is it available in our collections or databases?

    Is it available in our online collections or databases?

    Search our online catalogue or use Discovery to locate materials we have access to.

    Don’t forget about our databases and eJournals. For example, are you aware you can search for newspaper articles via Factiva?

    For Print material located in the catalogue, choose the FindIt@Melbourne option and click on the link under Request from Another Library

  2. Search Google. Have you searched online?

    Authors and publishers sometimes make their work available for free. If it is available for free online, you may be able to access to it immediately.

    Tip: If you find an article you need and you hit a paywall, you might be able to access full text through the Library. An easy way to access all of our e-resources, without being forced back to Discovery or the Library website, is to download our Lean Library browser extension.

    Download Lean Library

    Find out more about search tools and apps

  3. Place your request

    Submit a request via our online request forms. Choosing the correct form for each request can avoid delays.

    Tip: The more information you provide the better and the more likely it is that we can get your item quickly. Please include the ISBN or ISSN if you have it.