How to request a rare book

To request a book from the Rare Book Collection:

  • search for the item in the Library Catalogue
  • select the required item from the search results
  • click Request under Find in Library (you must be logged in to see this option)
  • fill in the form and click send request.

Or, you can complete a request card at the Menzies Library Information Desk.

Rare book retrieval

Requests must be submitted by 10am in order to be collected the following day.

Rare books are retrieved daily during the week. No retrievals will take place on weekends or public holidays.

Items are held for seven calendar days from the date of the request.

For further information please email the Menzies Library User Services Coordinator ( or call +61 2 6125 2005.