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Ordering copies of Library material


The prices for ordering copies of library material changed on 1 July 2022. For more information on the new pricing see the Australian Interlibrary Resource Sharing (ILRS) Code.

The turnaround time for copy orders may be longer than usual due to an increase in demand. Rush and Express requests are temporarily unavailable.

Please contact the Document Supply Service for more information (

You can order copies of material from the Library's collections, such as an article from a journal or a chapter from a rare book. We can email you a PDF copy or post a photocopy to you.

Download the order form and email or post the completed form to the Document Supply Service.

We can also copy images and archival prints from the Library's collections. Find out how to order digital and print copies of images and archival prints including pricing.

Order form

SLNSW Copy order form

For orders over 100 pages please contact the Document Supply Service (


Material Standard
(4 days)
Extra Pages
Magazine, book, manuscript or microfilm


1  - 25 pages


for each additional 25 pages

All prices include 10% GST (Goods and Services Tax). International orders are exempt from GST.

microfilm copies

We're able to arrange 35 mm microfilm copies of manuscripts, certain pictorial or rare printed material from the Mitchell Library and Dixson Library collections. We may not be able to copy some material due to fragility. There are also restrictions to the amount of material that can be microfilmed.

The microfilming is completed by a commercial imaging firm.

Contact Ask a Librarian to ask about ordering microfilm copies.


Material Price
(excl. postage)
Collection material previously filmed Quote (per reel) available, by application.
Unfilmed manuscripts or other material such as complete volumes Quote (per reel) available, by application.

All prices include 10% GST (Goods and Services Tax). International orders are exempt from GST.

* Two facing original pages are usually filmed per frame.
** Prices may vary depending on complexity.

You can order copies of Library material provided you meet the requirements of the Australian Copyright Act 1968 and any special requirements that apply to material that's original, unpublished or culturally sensitive.

Information on copyright provided by the Library does not constitute legal advice. If in doubt, seek legal advice before copying a work.

Find out more about copyright.