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Remote Student Library Service

  • Who can use the Remote Student Library Service?

    The University of Adelaide Library system provides a document delivery and loans service to non-metropolitan students who do not visit a University of Adelaide campus to attend classes.

    Roseworthy Campus students who live within a 25km radius of the Roseworthy Campus are not eligible to use the Remote Student Library service.

    To register as a remote student please email the library

  • Contacting the Library
  • How We Can Help You

    If you are unable to visit the library in person you are entitled to a range of services to help with your University of Adelaide study and research. These include:

    • Loans of physical items, with free postage both ways
    • Scans of journal articles or sections of books (subject to Copyright)
    • Interlibrary loans
  • Making a request for a specific book or article from a journal

    Use the Inter Library Loan link in Library Search to request.

  • Postal Service

    If you are an remote student resident in Australia, items will be posted to your home address through the regular Australia Post service.

    To send items back to the Library, fix the enclosed Business Reply label onto the return package and take it to your nearest Post Office.

  • Loan Conditions

    Loan periods of ten weeks apply to students.  Some heavily used items will only be available for shorter loan periods.

    An item on loan to you may be recalled if it is urgently required by another user.  The loan period will be reduced and you will be notified of the new due date by email.

    It is in your interest to use library materials as soon as possible after you receive them.

    Loans will be automatically renewed unless another user is waiting for the item or it has reached the maximum number of renewals.

    You may manually renew a loan using MyLibrary or Unified on or before the due date.

  • Overseas Students

    The Library does not send books to offshore students. Scans of journal articles or chapters from books may be provided, subject to copyright restrictions.  More information

  • Access to Other Libraries
    • South Australia:
      Staff and students of the University of Adelaide are automatically registered as reciprocal borrowers at the libraries of the University of South Australia and Flinders University.
    • Interstate:
      Most libraries in Australia are members of University Libraries of Australia and NZ which is a national borrowing scheme that allows all staff and students of Australian Vice Chancellors Committee (AVCC) member universities to borrow in person from any other university in Australia or New Zealand.


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