The Off Campus Library Service (OCLS) assists staff and students who may not be able to visit our campus libraries in person.
We provide postal delivery or electronic email delivery of library resources and documents.
We are located in the Library at the Mawson Lakes Campus of the University of South Australia.
If you have any questions about this service please contact Ask the Library
You do not need to register to use the service and there is no charge to you
Exception: students/staff living outside of Australia
Library notices and other correspondence are sent to UniSA email accounts only. If you wish to receive correspondence at an alternative email address, you must organize an email redirection.
It is important that you update the University of any changes to your mailing address
If you wish to change your address or use an alternative mailing address for OCLS deliveries:
You can request electronic delivery of documents free of charge
We will post books overseas only within the following conditions:
University of South Australia Library
GPO Box 2471
South Australia 5001
The OCLS can provide electronic delivery of documents which are not available electronically from library resources, but are available from the University Library collection.
Australian Copyright Act 1968 allows us to copy one journal article from each issue of the required journal and either 10% or one chapter from a book, whichever is greater.
For documents not held at UniSA Library check if you are eligible to request delivery via the Interlibrary Loans and Document Delivery Service
We can post physical items held at UniSA Library
For items not held at UniSA Library check if you are eligible to request delivery via the Interlibrary Loans and Document Delivery Service.
How Items are Posted
Your emailed loan receipt will indicate the due date of your item
Main Collection items will receive automatic renewals a few days before the item is due, up to a maximum of 40 weeks, unless the item is recalled by another patron
Recalls shorten the loan period to 14 days and automatic renewals will not occur
The Library sends a weekly Borrower Activity Statement every Monday to notify patrons of due dates, recalls and overdue items. These automatic reminders are a courtesy
Please regularly check myLibrary and your email to confirm your items due dates and to avoid late fees
4 Day High Demand Collection items are issued for 14 days and renewals do not apply
Concerns relating to any fees will only be considered if items have been post marked with a return date either before or matching your due date