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Interlibrary Loans

The State Library of Western Australia (SLWA) provides an interlibrary loan service for borrowing or photocopying material from the State Library collection.

Individuals can contact their local WA public library to request a copy or loan of items held in the State Library's collection. WA permanent residents, if SLWA members, can use the SLWA Borrow Direct service.

Organisations, non WA Public Libraries and libraries in other Australian states can request SLWA material using VDX or LADD (Libraries Australia Document Deliveryemail, fax, or post.

WA Public Libraries must request SLWA material through VDX.

The standard loan period is six weeks for books from the State Library general collection. Four week loans are offered for loans to other libraries and for music scores and audiovisual material. Loan periods for other materials may vary. For more information on our interlibrary loan conditions, view our entry in the Australian Interlibrary Resource Sharing Directory.

Australian Libraries: The standard fee for books or photocopy requests up to 50 pages is A$16.50 (per item. including GST).

New Zealand Libraries: The standard fee for books or photocopy requests up to 50 pages is A$15.00 plus postage (per item, GST exempt).

Requests from libraries should comply wih the Australian Copyright law, Copyright Act 1968 and include the following declaration:

"Request complies with section 50 of the Copyright Act."

Copying from the collections of the State Library of Western Australia will be subject to copyright provisions and conservation policies.

NSLA libraries are collaborating to improve access to collections for all clients. 

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Page last updated: Tuesday 29 May 2012