Requesting an ANU thesis

ANU user requests

To request a thesis:

  • Search for the thesis in the Library Catalogue.
  • Select the required thesis from the search results.
  • Select Request this item.
  • Complete the ANU Thesis Retrieval Service form.

Alternatively, telephone and email requests will be accepted-subject to the above conditions-but a request card must be completed at the Menzies Library Information Desk before you read the thesis.

Thesis retrieval

Online requests must be submitted by 10am or 2pm Monday-Friday and 1.30pm on Saturdays to be collected at the next pick-up.

Theses are retrieved at 10.30am and 2.30pm Monday-Friday, and at 1.45pm Saturday-please allow 10-15 minutes for retrieval. Thesis are held at the Menzies Information Desk for seven days only.

Requesters will be notified ONLY if there is a problem with the request.

Non-ANU requesters

ANU theses are not available for inter-library loan, but non-ANU institutions or individuals may be able to purchase a copy subject to author permissions, access restrictions, and your acceptance of copyright conditions.

Cost per copy

  • Australian request-$90.00 (including GST & postage)
  • Overseas request-$90.00 (including overseas postage)

Prepayment is required by individuals, however institutions may pay on invoice or by credit card.

Only PDF format copies on a CD are supplied.

Enquiries and requests

Please email any questions or request for purchase to

Postal address

Document Supply Service
The Australian National University
5 Fellows Road, Law Library
Acton ACT 2601