Australia Day Public Holiday

All CDU Libraries will be closed for Australia Day more

Change is coming

The Library computer system is changing this week more

No holds on items

No holds may be placed on items from 20th December 2016 to 31st January 2017 more

Reduced hours at Casuarina campus

Over the semester break, Casuarina campus library will be on reduced hours; see our opening hours

Past exam papers

for Summer Semester 2015 available online

Chat Service is now Live!

From 21st November, available between 9am and 1pm weekdays more

All announcements


Opening hours
Alice Springs Calendar
Mon 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tues 8:00am - 6:00pm
Weds, Thurs, Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sat, Sun & Public Hols CLOSED
Casuarina Calendar
Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sun 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Sat & Public Hols CLOSED
Palmerston Calendar
Mon - Fri CLOSED
Sat, Sun & Public Hols CLOSED
Workshop Calendar


Interlibrary Loans guidelines

ILL forms

 Request for ILL

 Request for CDU Thesis

 Request for CDU item by another Library

Who can request interlibrary loans

CDU staff and students may use the Interlibrary Loans service to request materials for work-related research and teaching. Requested copies will be emailed to CDU email addresses. For Information regarding redirection of student email address click here.

CDU staff

All CDU staff are entitled to request interlibary loans.

Postgraduate students

PhD, doctorates, masters by research and postgraduate students have the following limits to the number of requests during the period of their candidature:

  • PhD (100% research)- 200 requests
  • Masters by research - 100 requests
  • Masters by coursework - 50 requests
  • All other postgraduates - 50 requests

Undergraduate students

Requests need to be authorised by the requestor's lecturer. Requests can be submitted without authorisation, but prepayment is required - please contact us for further details.

Menzies staff

Please refer to the library login/authentication help page for details on how to access library forms.

Alice Springs staff & students

Students and staff who live within 80km of Alice Springs Campus select the Alice Springs campus option on the request form.

CDU staff & CDU students residing overseas

CDU Staff and CDU students who live overseas can place requests for copies of articles or book chapters, entire books will not be supplied.

Requesting for eReadings

If requesting a copy for eReadings, please submit your request through eReadings Request Form and the library will obtain a copy for you via Interlibrary Loan.


Does the Library already have a copy?

Search Library Catalogue

Search eJournal portal

Search the CDU Library Catalogue and eJournal portal to see if the book or journal is held by CDU Library.

Placing requests

  • provide complete citation details
  • allow sufficient time for processing & supply
  • Request for ILL


Time needed for processing

Generally supply times are:

  • copies 3-5 days
  • books 5-15 days

Factors that may delay supply include, difficulty sourcing nationally, copyright restrictions, incorrect citation details and Australia Post deliveries.


The supply of copies via interlibray loan is governed by Copyright Laws. For Copyright information regarding teaching, learning and research queries please check Copyright@CDU.

Services to other libraries

CDU Library provides document delivery services to other Australian and overseas libraries. Individuals requiring documents should contact their own institution's library, which may make requests on your behalf.

How to send requests

Interlibrary Loans staff accept requests via the Libraries Australia Document Delivery System (LADD), DocStore, email or fax.

 Request for CDU item by another Library

Requesting CDU theses

Charles Darwin University theses may be purchased for the purpose of research and study. Digital or print copies can be supplied, costs includes GST & postage:

  • Unbound paper copies
    • Up to 300 pages AUD$80.00
    • More than 300 pages AUD$120.00
  • Digital copy supplied on CD Rom AUD$60.00

To order a copy of a thesis please complete the Thesis Request form.


Interlibrary Loans
Charles Darwin University Library
PO Box 41246
Casuarina NT 0811

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