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The University of South Australia library holdings can be viewed in the Library Catalogue (opens in new window) and Libraries Australia (opens in new window)

General collection items are available for loan. Renewals for items borrowed within Australia are granted upon request, subject to level of demand from our students and staff.

*All items are subject to recall

General loans can be borrowed within Australia for 4 weeks with 1 renewal and from Overseas for 8 weeks with no renewal.

Items held in the following collections are not available for loan. Document delivery services from the following collections, are available subject to copyright compliance

  • David Murray Collection
  • High Demand collection
  • Special collections
  • Journal collection
  • Theses (unless a second copy is available)

Check the Library Catalogue (opens in new window) for the full list of serial titles we hold in both print and electronic format.


Copies of most theses produced by students of the University of South Australia are held in the Library collection and are available for loan. Many of these have been digitised and are available via University Research Archive

Copies of Theses can be provided either in print or electronic format.

Delivery times and Service levels

Service Type Maximum Supplier Turnaround Time Service Charges
(plus delivery cost if applicable)
Express 2 hours $16.50 + $33.00 levy
Rush 24 Hours $16.50 + $16.50 levy
Core (Standard) 4 working days $16.50

Delivery Methods

Documents will be sent via LADD’s Docstore, email attachment or postal delivery.


Adelaide metropolitan area

  • Australia Post Receipted Delivery which offers next day delivery or same day service if the item is sent by 11am
  • Adelaide Academic and Research Libraries courier for libraries subscribing to this service. This service offers a same day or next day delivery dependent on a libraries ranking in the courier schedule

South Australia country

  • Australia Post Receipted Delivery
  • StarTrack which offers next day delivery


  • StarTrack which offers next day delivery


  • Air mail - delivery time varies with destination locations
  • EMS International Courier



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