If you are unable to locate an item in our catalogue, you may be able to find it in another academic library in Australia.
- Search the individual catalogues of the other major Victorian academic libraries, or
- Search Libraries Australia, a national database of materials held in Australia.
Once you have found the item at another library, you have two options for accessing it.
Option 1: Request it from the Document Delivery Service
You can use our Document Delivery Services to:
- search our catalogue and other library catalogues simultaneously
- request items and check the progress of your requests
- receive electronic copies of documents
Option 2: Pick it up yourself
From a Victorian academic library
Our Library belongs to the CAVAL (Cooperative Action by Victorian Academic Libraries) Reciprocal Borrowing Program. It allows RMIT students and staff to borrow material from other participating Victorian academic libraries. Find out more at CAVAL FAQs.
Who may borrow? Check if you are eligible to get a CAVAL card.
Where can I borrow? You may borrow from any participating Victorian university library. Loans can only be made in person from the library where you register.
How do I apply? At a Service Desk of your campus Library. You must bring your student/staff card.
From an academic library outside Victoria
The University Library Australia National Borrowing Scheme is a cooperative arrangement between Australian universities that allows staff and students to borrow in person from any other university in Australia.
Who may borrow? All students and staff from participating universities are eligible to register with any university library that participates in the scheme. Membership is personal and not transferable.
Where can I borrow? You may borrow from any participating university library outside the CAVAL Reciprocal Borrowing Program. Loans can only be made in person from the library where you register.
How do I apply? In person at the library you wish to borrow from, unless the library has an online registration scheme. You will need a photo ID and a proof of current enrolment.
Is registration permanent?
Membership is for the current calendar year only, regardless when you join throughout the year. Proof of continued enrolment or employment will be required to renew your registration each year.
You must return items to the library you borrowed from. Penalties and fines for late returns are at the discretion of the lending library. These will be set out in the membership brochure available at the lending library.
If you have overdues
Your borrowing rights at our Library will be suspended and you may not be able to re-enroll, receive results or graduate until your record is cleared.