Distance Library Services Guide: Borrowing

Welcome to Charles Darwin University LibGuides


  • Prescribed texts may not be available due to high demand
  • Books can be borrowed for 56 days
  • Items requested by another borrower may be recalled earlier.

Registration form

This form needs to be completed before placing your first requests.

Request form

A request form needs to be filled out for each item requested.    



  • Return Express Post envelopes are provided by funding from your Student Amenities Fee
  • You will need to allow 3-4 days to receive or return items
  • One pre-addressed return bag will be included in the package of books sent out by Distance Services
  • Extra bags are not provided
  • If items are borrowed in person from a campus library a return bag is not provided.
  • Return postage for staff is not funded by the Student Amenities Fee

Distance Library Services

Charles Darwin University
Office of Library Services
Distance Library Services
PO Box 40146

Ph: 08 8946 7016

Library notices - items borrowed, change due dates

  • Notices for books will be sent to your student /staff email
  • You can redirect your email to your preferred email account
  • You can also check your own library account



Do you live close to another Australian University?

Contact an Australian or New Zealand University Library nearest to you and ask about Reciprocal borrowing

A CDU student card may be needed as proof of enrollment

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