Distance Library Services Guide: Home Delivery

Distance Library Services

 Current staff and students who 

  • live more than 80 kms from a Northern Territory campus library
  • reside overseas (digital resources only)
  • are incarcerated
  • are registered with Equity Services
  • are OUA students of CDU



If you have changed address recently, you can update your details at Current students or Staffonline websites.

  • Or complete a book request form if new to Distance Library Services.


  • Prescribed Texts may not be available due to high demand
  • The book/s will only be posted within Australia
  • An email will inform you of date to return books
  • Books can be borrowed for 56 days but are subject to recall
  • Items can be borrowed from Palmerston, Casuarina and Alice Springs campus library.
  • Holds will be placed on items already on loan to another borrower.
  • Items on loan or on hold for you can be viewed in My library account
  • Reciprocal borrowing is available from other Australian/New Zealand University Libraries.
  • Student Services Amenities Fee covers the cost of ONE return envelope for students, per parcel of books.



  • Books may be available electronically - no need to request chapter
  • Chapters may be available in e-readings
  • Unable to locate reading? Complete a chapter request form
  • Agree to copyright (only ONE chapter can be scanned per book per semester)
  • The chapter will be emailed to your student/staff email

Journal articles

  • Journal articles may be found in library databases
  • Complete article request form if not available electronically
  • The article will be emailed to your student/staff email
Postal Address
Charles Darwin University
Office of Library Services
Distance Library Services
PO Box 40146

Ph: 08 8946 7016
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