How do I request a print book loan from another library?

Who can request an inter-library loan?

How do I submit the request?

How long will it take?



For items not held at an SAE Library, the Library can request a loan from another library (inter-library loan) on your behalf.  This service is available to staff members, students undertaking a major project and postgraduate students for teaching and research purposes. When requesting books from other libraries please take into consideration delivery times. Speed of delivery is affected by the location of the supplying library and whether the item is on loan at the time of the request.  

Please note that the service is free, but you may be liable for any additional charges such as any overdue or lost/damaged items that you may incur (as per our SAE Inter-library loan policy).

To place an inter-library loan request:

  1. Go to the Library Catalogue
  2. Search for the title of the item 
  3. Select the 'Libraries Worldwide' checkbox
  4. Open the item record
  5. Click on the "Get a Copy" request link in the top right corner
  6. Fill out the form, selecting "I'd like this as a loan"
  7. Submit the request form

If you are eligible, a librarian will request the item from another library in Australia. We will let you know when the item is available to pick up from your campus library. 

If you are a staff member and decide to select a reading from the supplied book, you must not scan and share the PDF with your students. Please contact the library, and we will scan and upload the PDF of the reading into the SAE Library Readings Management System and supply you with the link you can share on Campus Online or other teaching platforms. For more information on best practice for creating and publishing a reading list, go to the Reading List Best Practice Guide

  • Last Updated May 19, 2022
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  • Answered By Blanka Arnold

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