Interlibrary Loans guidelines
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.
All CDU staff are entitled to request interlibary loans.
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
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.
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?
Check Library Search to see if the book or journal is held by CDU Library.
- 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.
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.
Charles Darwin University Library
PO Box 41246
Casuarina NT 0811
- Phone: 08 8946 6344
- Fax: 08 8946 7022
- Email: email@example.com