The Off Campus Library Service (OCLS) assists staff and students who may not be able to visit our campus libraries in person.
We provide postal delivery or electronic email delivery of library resources and documents.
We are located in the Library at the Mawson Lakes Campus of the University of South Australia.
If you have any questions about this service please contact
Ask the Library
Who Can Use the Service? Who Can Use the Service?
Currently enrolled UniSA students who may:
be enrolled in external mode or online/off-site for
all courses in the current study period live outside of the Adelaide metropolitan area
be enrolled as an offshore student
have a disability
elite athlete or attend a regional campus
University of South Australia staff engaged in rural, remote and offshore locations
Open Universities Australia students enrolled in units offered by UniSA in the current study period Students on placement outside the Adelaide metropolitan area may be eligible. Please contact
Ask the Library via email with your placement details if you think you may qualify Do I Need to Register and Is There a Charge? Do I Need to Register and Is There a Charge?
You do not need to register to use the service and there is no charge to you
Exception: students/staff living outside of Australia
Library notices and other correspondence are sent to UniSA email accounts only. If you wish to receive correspondence at an alternative email address, you must organize an email
redirection. My Mailing Address My Mailing Address
It is important that you update the University of any changes to your mailing address
If you wish to change your address or use an alternative mailing address for OCLS deliveries:
Students: can update this information via myUniSA
Staff: should contact their HR department Are You Living Outside of Australia? Are You Living Outside of Australia?
You can request
electronic delivery of documents free of charge
We will post books overseas only within the following conditions:
You are prepared to organize and pay the postage back to us
Items requested are not in high demand, unique or fragile
The maximum loan period is 8 weeks, including postal times
Confirmation of your address must be received prior to dispatching any items
We cannot deliver to Post Offices, Poste Restante facilities or mail forwarding services
Postal address: University of South Australia Library GPO Box 2471 Adelaide South Australia 5001 Electronic Delivery of Documents Electronic Delivery of Documents
The OCLS can provide electronic delivery of documents which are not available electronically from library resources, but are available from the University Library collection.
Articles from print journals
Chapters from books
Australian Copyright Act 1968 allows us to copy one journal article from each issue of the required journal and either 10% or one chapter from a book, whichever is greater. Requesting Documents Requesting Documents Postal Delivery of Physical Items Postal Delivery of Physical Items
We can post physical items held at UniSA Library
For items not held at UniSA Library check if you are eligible to request delivery via the
Interlibrary Loans and Document Delivery Service.
How Items are Posted
Items are posted via eParcel (Australia Post) to your nominated
mailing address Each parcel will include a reply paid satchel for you to return your items
A UniSA Library loan receipt will be sent to your University email address to advise that the item has left us. eParcel tracking emails will be also be sent outlining the path the item takes on its way to you.
eParcel will deliver the item within a few days. A signature on receipt is required.
If you are not home, a card will be left and you will need to collect the parcel at the Post Office Requesting Physical Items Requesting Physical Items
Ensure that your nominated
mailing address is correct Search for the item using the
Library Catalogue 4 Day High Demand Collection items can be requested and will be posted for a period of 14 days
Select the green ‘Request’ button for your desired item and log in when prompted
Select 'any copy' for the first available item (unless you require a specific volume)
Change the pickup location to 'Off Campus Library Service'
How Long May I Keep the Item? How Long May I Keep the Item?
Your emailed loan receipt will indicate the due date of your item
Main Collection items will receive automatic renewals a few days before the item is due, up to a maximum of 40 weeks, unless the item is recalled by another patron
Recalls shorten the loan period to 14 days and automatic renewals will not occur
The Library sends a weekly Borrower Activity Statement every Monday to notify patrons of due dates, recalls and overdue items. These automatic reminders are a courtesy
Please regularly check
myLibrary and your email to confirm your items due dates and to avoid late fees 4 Day High Demand Collection items are issued for 14 days and renewals do not apply
Concerns relating to any fees will only be considered if items have been post marked with a return date either before or matching your due date
How Do I Return Items? How Do I Return Items?
Use the reply-paid satchel received with your delivery. No payment is required
If you do not want to return all of your borrowed items together please contact
Ask the Library to request another satchel be posted to you Take the satchel to a Post Office or deposit it in a Yellow Australia Post postal box