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Resource Sharing

Information for other libraries and agencies worldwide about obtaining resources from UniSA Library.

Only requests sent by any of the following methods will be accepted:

  • Libraries Australia Document Delivery Service
  • Alma Resource Sharing
  • Email:
  • Phone: 1300 137 659

Credit card details must be supplied by fax or telephone before your request will be processed.

The University of South Australia Library holdings can be viewed on the Library catalogue and via Libraries Australia

The following items are available for loan. Renewals for items borrowed within Australia are granted upon request, subject to level of demand from our students and staff.

  • General collection monographs - 4 weeks
  • Central store material - 4 weeks
  • Audio visual Resources - 4 weeks

Items held in the following collections are not available for loan:

  • David Murray Collection
  • Special collections
  • Journal collection

Document delivery services from the abovementioned collections are available subject to copyright compliance.

Check the Library Catalogue for the full list of serial titles we hold in both print and electronic format.

  • Most of our Higher Degree by Research theses are available under Open Access in the Research Outputs Repository.
  • The cost of this service is AUD$18.50 (includes GST) - per copy, restricted to digital only.
  • A quote and details regarding the requesting procedure and estimated delivery times will be sent to you.
  • Only credit card payment will be accepted if not requesting via Libraries Australia Document Delivery or Alma Resource Sharing.

The University of South Australia Interlibrary Loans Supply Service supports only the CORE and RUSH (electronic delivery only) level of Service as described in the Australian Interlibrary Resource Sharing (ILRS) Code and does not offer the RUSH 'loan' or EXPRESS services.

Where we are unable to fulfil your request, an email detailing the reasons will be sent within the maximum supplier turnaround time, as set out below:

Core (standard): 4 working days maximum supplier turnaround time.

  • $18.50: Service charges (plus cost of delivery if applicable)

RUSH (electronic) 24 hours maximum supplier turnaround time.

  • $37.00

Documents will be sent either as Email attachments or postal delivery.

Delivery method for loans depends on destination as outlined below:

  • Adelaide Metropolitan Area:
    Australia Post

  • South Australia country:
    Australia Post 

  • Interstate:
    Australia Post 

  • Other:
    As specifically arranged by the requesting library
  • Payment through the Libraries Australia Document Delivery service or Alma Resource Sharing are the preferred methods of payment.
  • Payments from other libraries will only be accepted by credit card.
  • Credit card details will need to be provided before the request can be processed.
  • If the item is supplied payment will be processed and a receipt sent.

Books, audio visual resources, photocopies of journal articles or book sections:

Prices quoted are for copies in black and white reproduction. Prices for special copying i.e fragile material or colour copies are negotiable.

Standard (Core):

  • Copy
    • $18.50 up to 25 pages
    • $ 4.40 for each additional 30 pages
    • $18.50 per volume/video/kit

  • Loan
    • $28.50

Rush (copies or digital only)

  • Copy:
    • $37.00 – up to 25 pages
    • $  4.40 – for each additional 30 pages


  • Theses: $18.50 – per copy, restricted to digital only

No delivery charges for documents sent electronically as email attachments.

Fines and fees apply to ILL loans

No RUSH 'loan' or EXPRESS services offered by UniSA.

Books, audio visual resources, photocopies of journal articles and book sections:

Standard Service:
AUD $15.00 per item plus air mail postage - restricted currently only to New Zealand. 


Standard Service:

  • AUD $15.00 per item, restricted to digital only 
  • International requests do not incur the GST component of the charges

Fines and fees apply to ILL loans

For more information please contact the Interlibrary Loans team:


Phone: 1300 137 659

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