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Document Delivery (Doc Del)

COVID19 Restrictions on Interlibrary Loan and Doc Del Services

Many libraries in Australia and overseas have reduced their services in response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. This may limit USC Library's ability to obtain loans on print books from other libraries.

We will contact you if we are unable to provide the item you have requested. However, please consider requesting an individual chapter (copyright limits apply) from a book as an alternative to requesting the whole work.

About Doc Del

USC Library document delivery and inter-library loan service may be used by eligible students & staff to obtain books, journal articles and other resources from external sources for use in research and scholarship activities when the item is not available from the USC Library collections.

Libraries are able to share physical books across the network - these books are available for a set period of time (depending on the lending library). If you feel you will need a book for a lengthy period of time please consider placing a purchase request.


  • USC Teaching and Research staff for teaching, research and scholarship activities
  • USC Professional staff for projects supporting the business of the University
  • USC Postgraduate students
  • USC students enrolled in Honours programs (a limit of 10 requests per student, per year)
  • USC Adjunct academics 

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