Off-campus borrowing for ANU students & staff

The Off-campus Service supplies ANU Library material to eligible ANU staff and students living across Australia and overseas. This includes books and other physical resources, copies of chapters, journal articles and other materials subject to copyright limits.

Materials from other libraries can be requested via the Document Supply request form for delivery within Australia, but physical resources can only be sent overseas with the permission of the lending library.


To use the Off-campus Service ANU staff and students must:

  • Live more than 60 kilometres from the ANU campus at Acton, ACT
  • Be registered with Access and Inclusion (regardless of your residential address)
  • Be a registered borrower with the ANU Library.
    • Students can register by collecting or requesting an ANU ID card from Student Central.
    • Staff can register by providing their ANU ID card or emailing proof of employment to

If eligible, register for the service by emailing proof of your residential address to or post to the address below.

Requesting ANU Library material

Before requesting, check the ANU Library search and discovery platform to ensure we hold the item. If held, sign-in to see the request options available.

If you are registered with the Off-campus service, the Request / Digitization options will appear under Find in Library.

  • For book requests, click on Request. An option to input your Home address will appear under Pickup location.
  • For book chapter or journal article requests, click on Digitization / General Digitization and enter the citation details in the request form.

The Library will cover the cost of postage for outgoing items, however it is your responsibility to pay return postage costs. Items sent off campus are subject to the ANU Library’s loan periods and fines and charges.

Contact us

Off-campus Service
The Australian National University
5 Fellows Road, Law Library
Acton ACT 2600

T +61 (02) 6125 4630