Inner West Council

Request An Item

 Ashfield Library participates in inter library loans with other libraries and institutions, including:

  • Public libraries
  • Educational institutions
  • Special libraries
  • State libraries
  • The National Library of Australia
  • All libraries in the OPAC. ie SWIFT

Requesting an Intra-library loan

Members of Ashfield Library may request intra-library loan by using SWIFT system for free.  The SWIFT system includes these libraries (Burwood, Marrickville and Strathfield).

Eligibility for using the Inter library loan Service

Members of Inner West Libraries may request inter-library loans. For each request from a public library within NSW there is a $2.20 fee. If the item can only be located at an institution such as a university, these requests will incur a fee of $50.60

Requesting an Inter-library loan

Visit one of the Ashfield Libraries:

  • Fill out an Item request form obtained from any of the library counters. You need to fill out a separate request form for each item.
  • Let the library staff know if you would like to obtain the item through a Public Library, or another institution.

Most requests take between 2-6 weeks, however this can vary. 

Ashfield Library will contact you by email, sms or mail when the item is ready for you to pick up. You have 10 days to collect the item.