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Interlibrary Loans guidelines

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 Request for ILL

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?

Library Search

Check Library Search 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.


Interlibrary Loans
Charles Darwin University Library
PO Box 40146
Casuarina NT 0811

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