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Showing posts with label off-campus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label off-campus. Show all posts

9 June 2017

How do I use document delivery?

The Monash University Library collection provides you with access to over four million items, but did you know that as a staff member, honours or postgraduate student you can access even more? Read on to find out about document delivery and interlibrary loans… by Catherine Hocking




Does this situation sound familiar?

You are searching your favourite database and come up with a list of amazing articles that are just perfect for your literature review - but wait, no full text coverage! Luckily our document delivery service has you covered.

What do I need to know?

Document delivery is a service for Monash staff, postgraduate and honours students allowing you to access the materials you need for your research, whether they be articles, conference papers, books, audiovisual and other materials.


You can request a copy or loan of items not held at a Monash branch library, or items that are missing from our collection. Copies of articles, chapters etc. from items that Monash only holds in print can also be supplied.

How do I use Document delivery?

The easiest way to request an article or paper is right at the point of discovery - when you are doing your database search. Many databases will have a ‘Check for full text’ button when an article is not available. Using this will first check other holdings in the Library’s Search (remember to Sign in!), and if still not available can link you through to a document delivery request form with the article details ready filled. Check that the article details have populated correctly then submit your request - simple as that!


You can also fill out a request manually so you don’t have to go through a database. Access the form through the Document delivery and interlibrary loans website, select your request type then enter as much information as you can.

How long will it take?

Most articles are supplied within 1 week, loans within 3 weeks. This can vary depending on where and how we are obtaining material. Our recent collaboration with international institutions means that many article requests with full citation details can be delivered within two working days.

Tip - the more information you can give us, the quicker we can supply your request. Including an ISSN (for journals) or ISBN (for books) is particularly helpful.

Copies will be delivered to you by email, physical items such as books are sent to your nominated Monash branch library for collection. Off-campus registered students and staff can have items sent to their home address or department location.

If you do require materials urgently, you should contact Document delivery staff to discuss your requirements.

Want to find out more? Check out our Document delivery library guide or website.



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3 February 2015

New addresses for libraries at Clayton

The three Clayton libraries have new addresses as part of a campus improvement project.

Law Library entrance
The Law Library is within the Law building,
 15 Ancora Imparo Way.
The Clayton campus of Monash University has introduced new street names and building numbers as part of a campus improvement project.

The readressing project is part of the University’s masterplan to create an interconnected university city at Clayton. Incorporation of the new campus plan into systems like Google maps is being organised.

The development of a more logical and pedestrian-friendly campus with improved signage and ambience is welcomed by the Library as it will make it easier for students, staff and visitors to locate the libraries and travel between them. Students will find also it easier to meet up with friends, find lecture theatres or tutorial rooms, and locate other facilities.

The campus addresses for the libraries at Clayton are now:
The general mailing address for the Library is now:
  • Monash University Library, 40 Exhibition Walk, Monash University VIC 3800, Australia.
Off-campus students returning books by post can use this address to return books to any campus library.

Couriers and delivery trucks can continue to make deliveries to the Library’s loading bay near the Wellington Road entrance to the campus; its address is now “rear of 69 Scenic Boulevard.”

Mail or parcels sent to previous addresses will reach the correct destination during the transition period.

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