Find out how to borrow, how many items and how long you can have them. You can renew online and recall books already out on loan.

Services for distance students

Borrowing from home

Distance students can borrow from home. The service is free, but students are responsible for postage back to the Library.

Requesting copies

The Library will provide distance students with PDF copies of paper journal articles, book chapters or law cases (all free of charge) using our Web-based request forms.

Don't know which chapter you need?

If you are unsure which chapter you need from a particular book, we will send you a scan of the book's Table of Contents. You can request these pages using request form for book chapters.

Subject searches

Ask for a Subject search if you want clues from a Librarian on how to find information for your assignments.

Borrowing from other university libraries

You can borrow books by joining another university library, if you live or work close to such an institution.

Toll-free number

Distance Student Enquiries are toll-free on 1800 059 735 1800 059 735  FREE .

Recommend a book/DVD purchase

There is an online form which allows you to recommend the purchase of a book/DVD for the Library's collection.

Student facilities

Discover the computing facilities of the Learning Commons on Level 2 of the Dixson Library building. You can print, scan or photocopy and book rooms to study as a group.

Finding out more


Have a question? Ask Library staff located at the Service Desks in the Learning Commons,

You can also make an appointment to see a librarian using our Book a Librarian service.


  • Make use of our chat service during the day from Monday to Friday from 11.00 AM to 2.00 PM. Live chat is also available during evenings from Monday to Thursday between 6.00 PM to 8.00 PM.
  • Check our Support pages for answers to common questions.
  • Try the Library Subject Guides for tips on which databases to use for your studies.
  • Not sure where to start? Try Summon to search for articles and books at the same time.
  • The catalogue will let you know if UNE holds particular books, ebooks, journals and ejournals.