SAE Student Libary Portal


Staff and students may request books or copies of journal articles from

  • SAE/Qantm Libraries in Australia
  • UNILINC libraries, which are part of the Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement

Complete a form to request items from these libraries. You must login to your SAE email to access this form.

Other Libraries

To find out where an item is held in an Australian library check Trove. Most publicly funded libraries (Local, State, National, University) will allow visitors to photocopy journal articles and read items from the collection in the library.

Contact Library & Learning Centre staff if you require items from libraries outside the UNILINC network. Charges may apply.


Australian copyright law requires that a copyright declaration be signed when making any requests for a copy of an item. The Library must obtain a separate individually signed declaration for each item requested. This declaration must include statements that:

  • The material is required for the purpose of research or study.
  • The material has not been supplied previously to the person.

The fair dealing provisions of the Australian Copyright Act allow you to request:

  • 10% or one chapter of a book, whichever is greater.
  • one article from an issue of a journal.
  • more than one article from a journal issue if the articles relate to the same subject.

For more information go to the copyright pages.

Commercial Services

There are many commercial document supply services which can source journal articles for you for a fee. Most require prepayment via credit card. Some well known document supply services are listed below:

Material Name Costs Delivery
Articles Infotrieve US $15 + tax, copyright & delivery fee email, average 5 days
(National Library)
Copies Direct AUD $16.50 for standard service internet, pdf, 5 days
(British Library)
British Library Document Supply Service US $14.95 + copyright fee mail, fax, pdf, 2-5 days
Dissertations & Theses UMI  US $39 unbound, US $37 pdf download + shipping & handling post, 3-6 weeks

Last updated 13/10/14