If you wish to order a copy of a library item from us, you have several options.
A fast, easy and inexpensive way to order copies of articles, chapters of books, photographs, pictures, maps, manuscripts, music, sound recordings. Place multiple requests at the same time using our handy shopping cart facility.
Please note: Copyright may restrict the amount of copying that can be done.
To place a Copies Direct request either:
- Find your item in the National Library Catalogue and follow the Order a copy link, or
- Use the Describe Item and Add to Cart form to start from the beginning. This option is ideal if you require a book, journal or newpaper item that is not held at the National Library. At the Order Details page in Average Delivery drop down menu, select From another LIbrary. A surcharge applies.
If the material is held in any of the following libraries, contact them directly for a faster turnaround time:
- Libraries ACT
- Northern Territory Library Service
- State Library of New South Wales Document Supply Service
- State Library of Queensland Document Supply Service
- State Library of South Australia
- State Library of Tasmania Inter-library loans
- State Library of Victoria
- State Library of Western Australia Journal Article Request Form
Loansome Doc (MEDLINE®/PubMed)
This is a service which allows you to order articles from the U.S. National Library of Medicine's PubMed website and the articles are delivered by the National Library of Australia. You need to be a registered user to be able to access this service.
Borrowing from another Library (Interlibrary Loan)
This service is only available to individuals who are able to visit the National Library in Canberra. The material must be used in the Main Reading Room at the Library.
To order an item from another library:
- Use Trove or WorldCat to confirm the details of the material you wish to borrow
- From Describe Item and Add to Cart chose the option Select Loan Form
- Complete the form and submit the cart or add another loan to the cart.
Note: We may not be able to borrow or copy some material due to preservation, copyright or other permission restrictions.
For information on making copies when you visit the library, see Copying in the reading rooms.
For information on copyright and publishing, see Copyright in Library items.
Concerned about the information you provide us, see Privacy.
Have more questions go to the Copies Direct home page.