Universities' Research Repository - South Australia (URRSA)

URRSA (formerly the Joint Library Store) is a cooperative venture of Flinders University, the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia. It provides secure, high density storage for lesser-used volumes of the three university libraries.

All University of Adelaide Library items located in URRSA are identified by the Off-site storage (URRSA) location in Library Search, and may be delivered to the Barr Smith Library or to any of the branch libraries on request.

URRSA is located on the Flinders University campus at Bedford Park. For more information about accessing items held in in URRSA please contact Ask Library.

  • Borrowing from URRSA

    Most items held in URRSA can be borrowed for 4 weeks. Some items held in URRSA aren't for loan (such as University of Adelaide theses), and these items can be used in the library once transferred from the URRSA. To borrow an item from URRSA you will need to request it (see below).

  • Requesting an URRSA item

    Anyone may request for an URRSA item to be transferred from URRSA to any of the University of Adelaide libraries.

    Registered members of the University of Adelaide community should use the Request facility in Library Search to ask for a book, journal volume, or individual article/chapter scan from URRSA.

    If you are not a student or staff member of the University of Adelaide, you can still ask for a book or a whole volume of a journal to be transported from URRSA - to be used within the library only. Talk to staff at Ask Library for assistance.

    When can I collect the requested item?

    Requests for physical items have a 24-hour turn around time - where possible. Scan requests may be delivered within a shorter time-frame.

    You will receive an email and SMS telling you that the item is available to collect, or you can check MyLibrary to check the status of your request.

    Items retrieved for you are held on the nominated Request Shelf for seven days before being returned to URRSA.