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If you want to order a digital reproduction of a library item from us, you have several options through our Copies Direct service.
A digital reproduction service for articles, book chapters, photographs, pictures, maps, manuscripts, music, sound recordings from our collections, as well as the collections of other libraries.
Please note copyright and other rights restrictions may restrict the amount of copying that can be done.
Reproductions from our collection
To place a request for a reproduction either:
- Find your item in the National Library Catalogue and select the 'order a copy' tab; or
- If you already have the citation details you can use the Describe item and add to cart form.
Reproductions from the collections of other libraries
- From Describe item and add to cart choose the 'order form for copies and reproductions' option specifying your material type.
- At the order details part of the order form select 'from another library' in the 'average delivery' drop down menu.
Borrowing from another library
This service is 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.
- Use Trove, WorldCat or any other library catalogue to check the details of the material you wish to borrow.
- If you are onsite at the National Library you can locate and order material directly through Libraries Australia via the 'Get this Item' button
- From Describe item and add to cart choose the 'select loan form' and complete the form.
We may not be able to borrow or reproduce some material due to preservation, copyright or other permission restrictions.
Please email Digitisation on Demand with any enquiries.