Inter-library loans

Yarra Libraries is part of the Swift Consortium, a group of 19 public library services across Victoria, operating on one computer library system. Yarra Libraries members can access all items located at Swift libraries.

Access to items from Swift Consortium libraries

Yarra Libraries members may reserve items belonging to other Swift libraries via the catalogue by selecting the library from the drop down menu, or selecting ALL. Note that holds cannot be placed on school, TAFE and other special collections in other Swift libraries.

LibraryLink Victoria

If the item is unavailable at any of the Swift libraries, members can check public and academic libraries Australia wide through LibraryLink Victoria. Sign in with your Yarra Libraries barcode number and PIN, and choose Yarra Libraries as the 'Authentication Service'.

The LibraryLink Victoria standard charge for inter-library loans borrowed from university, state, national  and special libraries has risen to $17.20 from 1 July 2016.

  • Please ensure that your contact details are up to date.
  • Note that we cannot request books that have been published within the last 12 months, however you can recommend that the library purchase recently published items by using our 'Suggest a Library Item' form.
  • Limits and charges may apply.
  • A standard charge of $17.20 (GST inclusive) will apply for any items that incur a direct charge, usually those which are requested from university, state or special libraries.
  • Items borrowed from the National Library of Australia and state libraries may only be viewed within the library and are not able to be taken home.
  • Items may take four weeks to arrive and you will be notified when they are ready for collection.
  • All requests will receive a response.


Inter-library loan renewals

You cannot automatically renew items borrowed through inter-library loans. If you do want to renew the loan, you will need to apply for a renewal at least seven days before the due date. This can be done though the LibraryLink Victoria website, by calling Yarra Libraries on 1300 695 427 or by visiting your local branch.

pdf format LibraryLink Victoria Guide 2016 (335.14 KB)


Further information
1300 695 427

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