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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

Have a question?

Contact us to discuss your inter-library service needs:
Phone: +61 8 7424 6300

View the Inter-library loans of the State Library materials condition of use.

How to pay

Payments can be made:

  • Pay an invoice - via the South Australian government's payment gateway.
  • In-person at the Information Desk, we accept: cheque, money order or credit card (Visa or MasterCard)
  • Postal payment, we accept: cheque or money order - made payable to:
    • The Receiver of Revenue, State Library of South Australia

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.

Charges and turnaround times

Australian Libraries Core service
10 - 14 days
2 - 3 days
24 hours
Books per volume $30.30 $55.30* $74.90*
Copies of articles $19.70 $39.30* $59.00*
International Libraries 3 - 4 weeks
Books per volume From $60.00
Copies of articles  From $40.00

*Express post charges apply

Services for public libraries and their customers

The State Library offers a Document Delivery Service.

Services from State and Territory libraries

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: