Books from another campus


You can use the 'Request' button in the catalogue to have a book that is available at another campus delivered to the library of your choice.

Items that can be requested

  • 7 day loans
  • 28 loans
  • 90 day loans

How to request

  • Search the catalogue for the item you want.
  • If the item status is 'Available' but its at another campus click the 'Request' button.
  • Log in at the 'Single Sign On' screen using your username and password if you're from the University of Melbourne. If you're not from the university click the 'Login as a visitor' button and type your name and barcode.
  • Select which library you will collect the item from.
  • Click the 'Submit book request' button.
  • If there's more than 1 copy of the item you will need to select a copy.
  • Click on "Request selected item".

View or cancel your requests

To see the status of holds, as well as cancelling some, or all of the items:

Login to your library borrowing record

  • Tip - requested books show as 'In Transit' while in the mail

How long it takes

  • Allow up to 7 days for your book to arrive.

Notification that your request is ready to collect

  • We email you when your requested book is ready to collect.

How long we keep your requested book

  • 28/90 day loans - 7 days
  • 7 day loans - 3 days

Where to collect requests

Library Where to collect holds
Baillieu High use area (self service collection)
Brownless Biomedical High use area (self service collection)
Burnley Service desk
Creswick Service desk
Dookie Service desk
Giblin Eunson Business, Economics & Education High use area (self service collection)
Law High use area (self service collection)
SouthbankHigh use area (self service collection)
Veterinary Science at Parkville Service desk
Veterinary Science at Werribee Service desk

Hold requests for self service collection are filed under the first three letters of your surname.