Off Campus Library Service

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.
  • If you have any questions about this service please contact Ask the Library
  • Please watch this video about our Off Campus Library Service. 
  • Currently enrolled UniSA students who may:
    • be enrolled in external mode or online/off-site for all courses in the current study period
    • live outside of the Adelaide metropolitan area
    • be enrolled as an offshore student
    • have a disability
    • are an elite athlete or
    • attend a regional campus
  • University of South Australia staff engaged in rural, remote and offshore locations
  • Open Universities Australia students enrolled in units offered by UniSA in the current study period
  • Students on placement outside the Adelaide metropolitan area may be eligible. Please contact Ask the Library via email with your placement details if you think you may qualify

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:

  • Students: can update this information via myUniSA
  • Staff: should contact their HR department

You can request electronic delivery of documents free of charge

We will post books overseas only within the following conditions:

  • You are prepared to organize and pay the postage back to us
  • Items requested are not in high demand, unique or fragile
  • The maximum loan period is 8 weeks, including postal times
  • Confirmation of your address must be received prior to dispatching any items
  • We cannot deliver to Post Offices, Poste Restante facilities or mail forwarding services

Postal address:
University of South Australia Library
GPO Box 2471
South Australia 5001

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

This includes:

  • Print books
  • DVDs
  • Journal volumes

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

  • Items are posted via eParcel (Australia Post) to your nominated mailing address
  • Each parcel will include a reply paid satchel for you to return your items
  • A UniSA Library loan receipt will be sent to your University email address to advise that the item has left us
  • Ensure that your nominated mailing address is correct
  • Search for the item using the Library Catalogue
  • Select the 'Request' button for your desired item and log in when prompted
  • Select 'any copy' for the first available item (unless you require a specific volume)
  • Change the pickup location to 'Off Campus Library Service'.
  • A requested library item email is sent when your request has been posted. This indicates the due date of your loan
  • Main Collection items will receive automatic renewals a few days before the item is due, up to a maximum of 52 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 monthly Library Statement to notify patrons of due dates, recalls and overdue items
  • Please regularly check myLibrary and your email to confirm your items due dates 
  • Use the reply-paid satchel received with your delivery. No payment is required
  • If you do not want to return all of your borrowed items together please contact Ask the Library to request another satchel be posted to you
  • Take the satchel to a Post Office or deposit it in an Australia Post postal box.

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