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 Library Catalogue to ensure we hold the item. If held, complete one of the request forms below:

To authorise payment, add your department code or self (if paying personally) to the special instructions box on the applicable request form. Alternatively, you can leave the section blank for Library staff to quote costs before proceeding with the request. Payment is usually made on the receipt of the item.

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
F +61 (02) 6125 0734