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Request resources

Find out if we have what you want

Go to Library Search and find what you need, log in to see the request option.

Choose your pick-up location and we’ll get it there for you; we are not sending items to or from the Sydney campus at the moment.

If you live more than 80kms from us, either choose “Home address” for your pick-up location or, if that option isn’t there, leave us a note in the notes field about where we should send the item.

Found something you'd like to see but it's in our Special Collections, Store or Rare Books Collection? We'll retrieve it for you. Request to view it.

Do you want to add an item for teaching to eReadings?

eReadings provide access to high demand course reading materials, such as book chapters and journal articles, that are not available electronically. Use this form to request materials to be digitised and made available to CDU students and staff.

Do you need something we don’t have in our collection?

At the moment this service is affected by the closure of other libraries. We'll let you know if we can't fulfil your request at this time.

This service does not apply to items we have in our collection that are out on loan or prescribed textbooks. 

Make sure to check if the item is freely available online before placing a request.

From within Library Search:

  • Choose the option to “Add results outside CDU library”
  • If you find what you want, open the record and select "Interlibrary loan request", fill in the required information and click on "Request".
  • If what you want is still not available, click on "Request non-CDU item".  Select the appropriate form for the material you want. Complete the form and click on "Submit".
  • Then select 'Interlibrary loan request', fill in the required information and click on "Request". 

Please note, in Semester 1 2020, we trialled making this service available to undergraduate students. The trial has concluded and we are reviewing the results.

Do you want us to buy something for you?

At the moment, some of our resource suppliers are not shipping print items. We'll let you know if your order is affected.

Please note: due to budget restrictions, we are temporarily limiting purchases to prescribed textbooks and recommended readings.

Make sure to use Library Search to check if the Library already has what you want before submitting a purchase request. Wherever available, the Library buys electronic versions of resources rather than print.

Use the purchase request form to recommend an item for purchase. If you would like to recommend a journal subscription or database, please contact a Librarian.

Prescribed texts

CDU Bookshop supplies prescribed texts. Please request the purchase of new teaching resources at least 2 months before they are required to allow time for purchasing and processing.

Students are expected to purchase their own prescribed texts as the library purchases limited copies.

CDU Library's  Collections Policy