Interlibrary Loan

Journal article/book chapter scans & loans of physical books not held by Avondale University Library can be requested by Faculty members & Postgraduate students from other libraries across Australia via the Interlibrary Loans Request Form.


Request Form

Contact Us

For Nursing/Medical resources Contact Sydney Library
NUC (Libraries Australia) Symbol: NSAH
Phone: 02 9489 3638
Email: Sydney Library email
Post: Avondale University Sydney Campus Library
Sydney Adventist Hospital
Clinical Education Centre
185 Fox Valley Road
Wahroonga / NSW / 2076

For all other resources Contact Lake Macquarie Library
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Phone: 02 4980 2135
Email: Lake Macquarie Library email
Post: Avondale University Library
Resource Sharing
PO Box 19
Cooranbong / NSW / 2265

Using the service

Please submit all supply requests via our electronic request form. If there are any problems with the supply of materials, document delivery staff will contact you.

Chapter and article scans will be delivered through a PDF email attachment.

You will also be notified via email when your book is ready to be picked up at the library Reference Desk.

If you find you need more time with your book, please let us know at least one week before the due date so we can contact the supplying library. Please also remember that not all libraries allow for renewals.

Please return your book back to the reference desk when you are finished with it and ensure the strap on the front cover is still in place if there is one.

Borrowing Policy

Please first check our Avondale Library catalogue PrimoSearch to ensure the title you require is not held in our collection.

Physical Books: Loan periods may vary anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks, depending on which library they are borrowed from.

Books borrowed from other libraries also cannot be mailed on to off-campus students, though distance postgraduate students can still request article or chapter scans.

Article/Chapter Scans: Will be sent to your student email address as soon as possible after we receive it, unless it needs to be printed and posted out to you due to copyright reasons.

Scans are also not eligible to be used on Moodle as eReserves

Lending Policy / Resource Sharing with other Libraries

Physical Books: Loan period commonly 8 weeks, with two renewals available (contingent upon demand for the resource). Price: $28.80.
Please also remember to double-check which of our campuses holds the resource you are after and make certain you are requesting it from the correct library, as well as confirm when returning it that it is going back to that same campus.

Article/Chapter Scans: Will be sent as a PDF email attachment. Price: 18.80. Recommended prices for copies/scans are for up to 25 pages in the original item. An additional charge of $4.40 applies for each additional 25 pages copied /scanned or part thereof (Retrieved from ALIA)

Not for loan: Books from Special Collections, Reserve, Heritage Centre, EG White Centre.