Request an inter-library loan

For an item not listed in our catalogue, enquire about receiving it from another collection in Australia.

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If your item is available for loan from another library, the delivery to your local branch will take between 3 to 4 weeks.
Some public libraries charge $6 an item. Others, including the National Library of Australia, charge a minimum of $30.

Project Status: When you need to do this

What you need to do

  1. Log in to the online catalogue
  2. Click the suggest or request tab
  3. Click the inter-library loan tab
  4. Complete the request form
  5. Click save.

You will be notified when your item is ready for collection. You can have a maximum of 5 inter-library loans at a time.

After you finish

If your item is available for loan from another library, the delivery to your local branch will take between 3 to 4 weeks. Fees apply.

Inter-library loans must be returned to a City of Sydney Library.

Fees for inter-library loans

Items requested from other public libraries cost $6 while items requested from universities, special libraries and the National Library of Australia have costs starting at $30.

Requests for urgently required material may be made at our discretion. Charges for this service start at $55 plus courier fees.

Inter-library loan fees are non-refundable.