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Can’t Find the Book You Need? Try These 3 Tips

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Having trouble finding an item in the Library Catalogue or unsure of its availability? Here are three ways you may be able to find what you’re after through the Library Retrieval System, recall options and requesting new material.

1) Library Retrieval System (LRS)

Did you know that the Library holds approximately 490,000 items in the LRS, a state-of-the-art storage facility underneath Alumni Green? This allows us to offer more physical study space for students while keeping low usage books close at hand.

If your item shows “Request From LRS”, it is available and stored in the Library Retrieval System. Simply click “Request from LRS” and it will be ready for pickup at the Library within two hours.

LRS pickup and delivery times

2) Recalls

If you have found the item you’re after in the Catalogue and it is unavailable, you can recall a copy that is currently out on loan by placing a request. 


Learn more about recalls

3) Can't find what you need?

Request a copy through the Ordering New Material form.

If you require assistance you can chat live with a Librarian, call us on +61 2 9514 3666 or visit one of our staff at the Enquiries and Loans Desk.