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Recommending & Requesting

Leganto & Closed Reserve

Leganto and Closed Reserve (also known as Course Reserves) are services that facilitate student access to course reading materials.


Leganto is the Library's Reading List service, and is used by both Academics and Library staff to manage and process course readings through a web-based service that is integrated with the Library's management system. The service makes reading material available to students whilst helping the University meet its obligations under the Copyright Act 1968 (C'th). Leganto can be used for important readings that are either not available electronically from the Library or are only available in print. If you scan or save copyrighted material, you must use Leganto  to make it available in Blackboard.

Previously the Library used a central repository in Blackboard called eReserve, however from June 2022, all scanned documents are now uploaded through Leganto by academics. 

Closed Reserve:

A restricted access collection in each campus Library for high demand books, as nominated by the Course Coordinator. Books can be borrowed for up to 2 hours. Overnight loan is available 2 hours before closing time - books must be returned within the first hour of opening on the following day.

Only Academic Staff can request items be added to Closed Reserve or Leganto. If students notify us of a text they think should be in Closed Reserve, we will contact the relevant Course Coordinator about submitting a request.

The Library has a support guide available to assist academics in creating their Leganto Reading Lists.

This guide provides step by step instructions on how to create a list and add all types of materials. Click on the link below to visit the guide. 

Contact to follow up on the progress of requests or if you require further assistance.

Any copyright related questions can be directed to the Copyright Officer.

Print books can also be added to your Leganto Reading List using the instructions in our guide linked further below.

Alternatively, you can follow these instructions to submit individual text requests

I want my students to... Access an entire book

Please note the following:

  • The Closed Reserve collection is updated each semester so you'll need to submit a request each time the course is offered.
  • Reminders are sent before the beginning of each semester and term.
  • Requests will be processed in the order in which they are received.
  • It is important that you submit your requests as early as possible due to the time required to order, receive, and process books.
  • Requests for books not already held by the Library will take longer to process, as orders are subject to availability and supply times.
  • Please be aware that late requests may result in material not being available in time to meet your students' needs.

Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan

Eligible staff and students can request access to resources that the Notre Dame Library doesn't have in order to support their teaching, learning, and research.

Document Delivery:

Scanned copies of journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings and more.

Interlibrary Loan:

Loans of items (typically books) from other Australian libraries.

The following students and staff are eligible for this service:

  • Current academic staff members
  • PhD students
  • MD students
  • Masters (Research) students
  • Honours students
  • Remote students (for more information see the link below)
  • Students with a Learning Access Plan (LAP)

You must also have an unencumbered Notre Dame Library account.

If you have not found the resource in our collection, you can submit a request directly through your My Library Account in FiNDit by following the steps below:


  1. Login to FiNDit with your student/staff number and Notre Dame password in the top right hand corner of your results screen, or through the My Library Account link on the library homepage.
  2. Search for the item that you are trying to access
  3. At the top of your results screen, go to the box that says "Click here to expand your search" and click the link - this will search for results beyond the Library's collection
  4. If the item appears in your results, click on the link that says Get it for me from other libraries
    1. If it doesn't appear, see the next section below
  5. Scroll down to the Get it from other locations section
  6. Select your preferred delivery option and click Get It
  7. Read any of the important information and complete any required fields and click Send

If you have not had success finding a record using the method above, you can submit a new request using the steps below:


  1. At the top of your results page click on the Find Item link
  2. Enter in as much detail about the resource as you can and click Submit
  3. Scroll down to the Get it from other locations section (if you haven't already, log into FiNDit)
  4. Select your preferred delivery option and click Get It
  5. Read any of the important information and complete any required fields and click Send

Once you have submitted your request you will receive any further communications to your student or staff email address

Need Assistance?

If you require further assistance or would like to request a renewal, please contact the team on your campus:

Recommend a Purchase

The Library welcomes book and film recommendations from students and staff. Contributing to the development of the collection in this way helps to ensure it meets your teaching, learning, and research needs.

If you would like to recommend a journal subscription or other resource type, please email your Research Services Librarian.

All staff and students can recommend resources for the Library collection on their campus.

Follow instructions at the links below. Before submitting a request, search FiNDit to see if the resource is already available.

A Librarian will review your recommendation and notify you of the outcome if you wish. Please note, electronic format is the preference for book purchases.