Authority to access another person's library record
We make provision for three different types of authorisations to be granted as listed below. For all services we require an authority form to be filled in and submitted at your library.
- Authorisations for a specific research assistant to access an academic’s library record
- Authorisation for a designated assistant from DLU or a designated friend to access a person's record due to disability or ill health
- The Law Library Research Service
Authorisations for a specific research assistant or a designated person
You can sign an authority form for a specific research assistant or designated person to be able to access your library record in order to borrow books, collect holds, and place Inter-library loan requests on your behalf. This is for specified period of time, not exceeding 12 months. Once the authority form has been filled out it will be scanned and retained in the library for the duration of the agreement as specified on the form. Within two business days a note will be placed in your library record by a senior librarian. The note will say "[Person’s name] is authorised to collect holds and use this library record. Initials/dd.mm.yyyy"
Research assistants and designated people must provide their own photo identifiation, as well as a colour photocopy of the front of your staff card in order to borrow items and use your library record on your behalf.
The Law Research Service
The Law Library in conjunction with the Law School has established a customised service for supporting academic staff in the Law School which involves provision of research materials. Part of the service provided by the Law Research Service is to deliver research materials to academics which have been collected from libraries around the Parkville Campus on their behalf. Law Research staff will go and borrow requested books on a Law Research Service borrowing card, photocopy material and place Inter-library loan requests on your behalf.
If you wish to make use of this service you submit a signed a legal authority form giving authorisation for your record to be used by staff at the Law Library and/or Law Research Assistants as well a colour photocopy of the front of your staff card. Once this has been done the authority form will be scanned and retained in the library for the duration of the agreement specified on the form. A note will be added to your record by the Law Librarian which displays to all library staff that this authority has been given. The text of the note will read "Law Library Research Service Staff are authorised to collect holds and use this library record. CH/dd.mm.yyyy"