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Other Libraries

What other libraries can I use?

  • Flinders University Students and staff can borrow items directly from the Barr Smith Library at Adelaide University, UniSA libraries and the Adelaide Theological College at Brooklyn Park.
  • If you are a studying interstate you can also sign up to access the print collections of other academic libraries through the University Libraries of Australia and New Zealand (ULANZ) borrowing scheme.
  • You will not be able to access electronic collections of these libraries due to copyright and licensing restrictions. Some libraries may offer walk in access to some resources to visitors but you would need to contact them to check.
  • Flinders University Postgraduate students and staff can request resources from other libraries be sent to them via our Document Delivery Service.

However, in the course of your academic research you may need to call on other libraries and we recommend you join the National Library, State Libraries and your public libraries to access more online resources - many of which are not available through the Flinders University Library. If you are living interstate it would be worth investigating the local options.

Library websites all contain useful information about searching for resources and are worth a look for inspiration or if you want to hone in on specific resources in that country or area.

Why do I need to use them?

Flinders University Library has a world class collection of academic books and journals but it doesn't have everything you will need for research. You can of course use Google and Google Scholar to find things that are not available via Flinders but this will not uncover everything. National, State and local libraries provide resources that compliment the resources in our collection.

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