The State Library provides inter-library services for borrowing books or arranging copies from other libraries.
Because charges vary depending on the source and speed of supply, we prefer to offer a quote as a first stage in filing a request.
A staff member will then contact you to discuss charges and average turnaround times, payment, delivery options and your copyright obligations including fair dealing.
All items are only available for use within our library, in line with our lending policy.
Request a loan of a book from another library
Request a copy from another library
Contact us to discuss your inter-library service needs:
Phone: (08) 8207 7250
View the Inter-library loans of the State Library materials condition of use.
Payments can be made:
Due to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), we are unable to take payments via the phone or email.
Note: Any customer submitting credit card details by email, do so at their own risk and an acknowledgement that the State Library will not be held responsible for any credit card security breach arising from the interception of such transmission.
|Australian Libraries||Core service
10 - 14 days
2 - 3 days
|Books per volume||$28.80||$52.60*||$71.30*|
|Copies of articles||$18.70||$37.40*||$55.10*|
|International Libraries||3 - 4 weeks|
|Books per volume||From $60.00|
|Copies of articles||From $40.00|
*Express post charges apply
The State Library offers a Document Delivery Service.
The State Library supports ALIA’s Australian Interlibrary Resource Sharing (ILRS) code. We also endeavour to abide with the sharing of resources with other libraries participating in an interlibrary loan service. If you know your request is available at one of the following libraries: