Document delivery Services for external libraries

This page contains information about document delivery services we offer to non-University of Sydney Libraries. If you are a member of the University of Sydney, please see our regular document delivery page for information about what document delivery services may be available to you.

Document Delivery Lending provisions

The University of Sydney Library supports the Australian Interlibrary Resource Sharing Code and can supply most materials from our collection, excepting most electronic and other restricted material. Theses are Not available for loan. A quotation for reproduction of a thesis and order form is available from

Document Delivery Requests for material are accepted through Libraries Australia Document Delivery and OCLC Resource Sharing only.

Detailed information on our lending conditions, prices and requesting is available from the Australian Interlibrary Resource Sharing Directory. A complete list of all our library locations can be found by searching the ILRS by institution name: "University of Sydney Library", or by NUC symbol: NU.

Non-LADD/OCLC Requests

As of 25th July, 2011 the University of Sydney Library will only supply material if requested using the following document delivery services Libraries Australia Document Delivery (LADD) or OCLC Resource Sharing.

Exceptions to this policy are made only if the request is for unique material ie. Material for which the University of Sydney Library is the only holding location in the world. If your request falls into this category, please submit your request to:

If the above does not apply to your request, Commercial Document Delivery Suppliers, such as Infotrieve , may be a suitable alternative.

Request for reproduction of a University of Sydney thesis can be made from here.

Renewing ILLs

Most items borrowed on Document Delivery can be renewed, unless required by another borrower. You can renew the items yourself, by logging into MyLoans. Login using your NUC symbol as your library barcode number.


If you have any queries regarding the supply of material from the University of Sydney Library collection please contact us by email: or fax: +61 2 935 14593

For any questions regarding our policy to supply only to LADD/OCLC requests, please contact Jane Barton