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  • Making a request

    We accept loan and copy requests from libraries, commercial, and government organisations, within Australia and internationally. Most material held by The University of Melbourne Library can be requested. In many cases, 'not-for-loan' material can be copied on your behalf.

    Requests for loans and copies from Australian and overseas libraries can be made via the following methods:

    1. Libraries Australia Document Delivery (LADD)
    2. OCLC WorldWorldShare Interlibrary Loan
    3. University of Melbourne direct request form Only registered libraries who do not participate in LADD or OCLC WorldShare should request via this link

    Register with us

    All requests must comply with the Australian Copyright Act of 1968. If you require a copy of any material held by the University, please include this copyright statement on your request: "This request complies with S50 of the Copyright Act, 1968"

  • University of Melbourne theses

    We do not lend our theses via inter-library loan however, you can get access to either free public access digital copies, or you can request to have a digital copy made of a hard copy thesis from our collection. We don't handle these requests but here is some advice on how to proceed.

    The best way to work out how you can access a thesis is to check our online catalogue. When you look up a title and it is held in our institutional repository you will be able to connect to the record in the repository by clicking on the 'Connect to thesis' link.

    Access varies depending on the specific thesis and the permission specified by the author. Thesis availability is indicated in the 'Access Status' field of the thesis record. The standard access messages include:

    • Open Access - Access to the full text of this thesis is available online.
    • Only available to University of Melbourne staff and students - Access to the full text of theses is only available to staff and students of the University of Melbourne.
    • No attached file available - Access to the full text of this thesis is restricted. It can be viewed on a read-only basis within the Baillieu Reading Room on a specified device under Library staff supervision.

    If the thesis you require is restricted in some way (i.e. not open access) you can request to read it in the Reading Room if that is an option for you. There is a yellow icon on the right-hand side of the catalogue record if you wish to request to read a thesis in the Reading Room.

    If there is no public access version available you can request a digitised copy free of charge.

    Request a copy of a thesis

    Find out more about the Reading Room

  • Service levels and costs for Australian libraries

    We supply items according to the Australian Inter-library Resource Sharing (ILRS) Code.

    *You organise a courier to collect the item at your expense.

       Core 
    (processed within 4 days)
    Rush 
    (processed within 24 hours)
    Express 
    (processed within 2 hours)
    Photocopy Up to 25 pages  $18.70 $37.40 $56.10
    Additional 25 pages or part thereof  $4.40  $4.40  $4.40
    Loan Book or microform $28.80 $52.60 $71.30

    Please note - Express service is only offered for material from the Baillieu and Biomedical libraries and Rush service is offered from our Dookie Library but it's not open every day.

  • Service levels and costs for overseas libraries

    We supply to overseas libraries according to the IFLA International Resource Sharing and Document Delivery Principles and Guidelines.

    OCLC IFM is our preferred method of receiving payment however, we also accept IFLA vouchers and credit card payments.

    Please allow between 2 and 4 weeks for delivery of books.

       Core 
    (processed within 4 days)
    Rush 
    (processed within 24 hours)
    Express 
    (processed within 2 hours)
    Photocopy Up to 50 pages  US$18.00 US$35.00 US$49.00
    Additional 50 pages or part thereof  US$4.00  US$4.00  US$4.00
    Loan Book or microform US$35.00 US$52.00 US$66:00

    Please note - Express service is only offered for material from the Baillieu and Biomedical libraries.