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Your options

Your options

  • You can submit an Intercampus copy request form for journal articles, chapters and papers held at another Deakin campus in print format.
  • Google - it's amazing what you can find for free online!
  • BONUS+ - 13 libraries in Australia and New Zealand share their books. You can request books from these libraries direct.
  • Trove - contains over 100 million Australian and online resources.
  • CAVAL - staff and students can borrow in person from other Victorian academic libraries.
  • University Libraries of Australia and New Zealand (ULANZ) - staff and students can borrow in person from other Australian and New Zealand university libraries.

No luck? Submit an Interlibrary Loan request.




BONUS+ allows staff and students (including DeakinPrime) to borrow from 12 university libraries in Australia and New Zealand.

  • If the title you're looking for is not available at Deakin, search the BONUS+ catalogue (for books only) and your order can be delivered within a week
  • You have access to over 7.2 million books from BONUS+ libraries, and item requests are seamless and easy
  • Staff and post-graduate students may have 10 BONUS+ requests/loans at any one time
  • Undergraduates may have five BONUS+ requests/loans at any one time
  • BONUS+ loans are yours for 21 days. If no-one else has requested the title, you are allowed one renewal per item.

Please note BONUS+ is not available to overseas or non-award students.

Interlibrary loan

Interlibrary loan

If you are a current Deakin University staff member or student we can locate items not held by the Library for you.

Request an interlibrary loan

The interlibrary loan service must comply with various agreements, rules and regulations that govern our relationships with other libraries, businesses, and governments both in Australia and internationally.

  • Please note these Interlibrary Loan guidelines which outline your use of the service and how our Library will meet your request for an item that we don't own.

Contact interlibrary loan staff

Contact interlibrary loan staff

9 am-5 pm (EST) Monday-Friday
+61 3 5227 1203
+61 3 5227 2000

Postal address

Interlibrary loan service
Deakin University Library
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Locked Bag 20000
Geelong Vic. 3220

Internal mail

Interlibrary loan service
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Collect and renew your interlibrary loan

Collecting and renewing your interlibrary loan

Students: depending on your enrolment mode either collect items at your campus library from the holdshelf or we can post items to the address on your library account.

Staff: loans are sent by internal mail to your pigeon-hole at your faculty/school unless you would prefer to pick them up in person. Alternative delivery addresses can also be negotiated.

Please note, copies emailed to you don't need to be returned.

Renewing your interlibrary loan

  • To renew a loan, please contact interlibrary loan staff as we need to confirm with the lending library that a renewal is possible
  • Conditions of use and loan periods are set by the lending library and must be observed
  • The yellow Deakin University Library Interlibrary Loan straps must be returned with its corresponding item as it has a unique barcode required to update your library account.

Borrowing theses

Borrowing theses

We recommend that you follow our tips on finding theses before submitting an Interlibrary Loan request. We have access to full text and extended abstracts of many theses from around the world.

Most university libraries don't lend their theses but we may be able to source it for you by purchasing a scanned digital copy to add to our own collection.

Information for other libraries

Information for other libraries

We'll lend material from our collections to libraries in Australia and overseas under the terms of The Australian Interlibrary Resource Sharing (ILRS) Code.

We offer 8 week loans, with no renewals.

Borrowing our theses may be subject to additional conditions. We don't lend our theses to overseas libraries, however, purchasing a copy may be possible.

Material generally not available for loan includes:

  • whole journal issues
  • special collections
  • recently published books
  • electronic resources
  • reference material
  • reading list material
  • audio-visual items.

Requesting libraries can pay by: Libraries Australia Payments Scheme, IFLA vouchers or credit card.

Australian libraries

We supply loans and copies of material in accordance with the Copyright Act (1968) and its amendments. Charges are in line with the ILRS service-level standards.

If you need a Rush or an Express request please contact us first to ensure we can supply your loan or copy.

New Zealand libraries

The standard fee for loans or copy requests up to 50 pages is A$15.00 (per item, GST exempt) including postage.

International libraries

The standard fee for loans is A$45.00 (or 4 IFLA vouchers), copy requests up to 50 pages A$25.00 (per item) or 1 IFLA voucher per 15 pages.

Please email our interlibrary loan staff if you have any further queries.



CAVAL membership allows our staff and students (including DeakinPrime) to borrow from other Victorian academic libraries in person.



University Libraries of Australia and New Zealand (ULANZ) membership allows our staff and students (including DeakinPrime) to borrow from participating academic libraries in person.



If you are living overseas, our Library can supply a letter of introduction to international libraries.

  • You should take your Deakin University student or staff card when enquiring about borrowing
  • Although our Library can provide an introduction, it's up to the international library to decide if they're willing to offer you access to their collections.
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