Rare Books

Requesting Items

Submit your request for Rare Books material online prior to visiting the Cultural Collections Reading Room.

Requests will be accepted up to thirty minutes prior to delivery time

Deliveries to the Reading Room occur at the following times:

Monday-Friday: Material required for Saturday (See below for Saturday closures) must be requested by 3:30 pm Friday.

10:00 am | 1.00 pm | 4:00 pm

Requests for material can be made online prior to visiting the Reading Room. To request material, please use our online request form (below).

Please note: items with the location 'UniM Bund' or SpC/Store are held in off-site storage and require 3-4 working days notice for retrieval.

Your material will be available to view in the Cultural Collections Reading Room at the time you have requested, unless otherwise notified.

Please complete all fields and click on Submit when finished.

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Cultural Collections Reading Room Summer opening hours:



10.00am - 4.00pm



10.00am - 4.00pm



10.00am - 7.00pm



10.00am - 4.00pm



10.00am - 4.00pm







The Cultural Collections Reading Room is closed:

  • Saturdays in December and January
  • Australia Day
  • Good Friday to Easter Tuesday inclusive
  • Anzac Day
  • Queen’s Birthday long weekend
  • Winter Recess Saturdays:
      • June 20 and 27, July 4, 11 and 18
  • December 25th 2014 to January 4th 2015 - Christmas Break


Privacy Statement

The University of Melbourne must comply with the Information Privacy Act 2000 (Vic.) when handling personal information. The University has collected your information in this form for the purpose of administering your Cultural Collections request. Information about the University’s Privacy Policy, including contact details and information about the University’s privacy regime can be found at http://www.unimelb.edu.au/unisec/privacy.


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