Distance Library Services Guide: Distance Library Services

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Distance Library Services

are Current staff and students who 

  • live more than 80 kms from a Northern Territory campus
  • reside overseas
  • are in jail
  • are registered with Equity
  • are OUA students of CDU



  • Complete the registration form
  • An email will notify you when the application has been approved (allow two working days)
  • If you have changed address recently, you can update your details here.


After receiving registration acknowledgement email

  • Find and request books to borrow in Library Search or complete a book request form
  • Prescribed Texts may not be available due to high demand
  • The book/s will 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

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