Resource Sharing FAQs
CAVAL supports member libraries in building more accessible information and encourages knowledge sharing between them.
Accessing the CARM Shared Collection materials
The CARM Shared Collection holdings can be found via the CARM Shared Collection catalogue, through Trove and WorldCat, a global catalogue of library collections. Items held in the CARM Shared Collection will appear as VCARM on Trove. CARM holdings may also be available via local university catalogues.
Onsite access is available in the CARM Reading Room during normal business hours.
Items cannot be directly borrowed from the CARM Shared Collection. However, a fast delivery Interlibrary Loan service is available.
How are loans sent and returned?
All loans are sent using trackable means e.g Courier, Express Post. Loans must be returned to the CARM Centre using trackable means.
How are copies sent?
Copies are sent as PDFs via email or directly to the requestors document store if applicable. Copies include a cover sheet with the Copyright Declaration. CARM Collections Team adheres to section 50 of the Australian Copyright Act.
What is policy for replacements?
Full replacement cost and a non-refundable Administration cost for lost or damaged items.
What are the arrangements for onsite access?
Onsite access is available in the CARM Reading Room during normal business hours. Requests to view CARM Centre material in the CARM Centre Reading Room must be made directly to the CARM Centre at least 24 hours prior to visiting. Copying services are provided by CAVAL staff. Charges apply.
Are there any charges for members and non-member libraries?
- No charge
We supply items according to the Australian Inter-library Resource Sharing (ILRS) Code. Loans are for Library Use Only for non-member institutions.
All overseas loans are sent via Express Post International at the expense of the requesting library. All overseas loan requests must be returned to the CARM Centre using trackable means. Payment is required prior to shipping request. Loans are for Library Use Only.
(non members Australia)
(International) in AUD
|Loan: $51.70 + courier cost
|Loan: $76.80 + courier cost
|Loan: $97.50 + courier cost
|Copies over 50 pages
(per each additional 25 pages)
*Prices are GST exclusive
What are the options for billing?
Billing options: Invoice to follow and Libraries Australia payments scheme. For overseas requests payment is required prior to shipping request.
Requesters may pay by: Deposit account, Libraries Australia payments scheme, Cheque, Mastercard and Visa. We do not except IFLA vouchers.
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