Visiting the AFI Research Collection and the Research Service

Visiting the AFI Research Collection

There is no charge to visit and use the AFI Research Collection (aside from usage of photocopier and other services such as copyright clearance). Librarians at the AFIRC are always happy to assist patrons who visit us. For more details on where we are and when to visit please view our Find us page.

The AFI Research Collection is a non-lending collection and a closed collection as well. This means all items remain at the collection and that we require all clients of the collection to fill in borrowing forms that list what items they want to view. The AFIRC staff fetch the items for clients, who then must return all items to staff after they have finished with them.

The above may sound complicated, but in actual fact it is relatively quick for AFIRC staff to fetch items for clients that are within the main library stacks. To retrieve these items usually takes a minute or so.

There are a number of items that are listed on the AFIRC catalogue as IN STORAGE. With these items AFIRC staff require a day’s notice to fetch them.

The AFI Research Collection research service

For those who cannot visit AFIRC but would still like to obtain material from the collection, there is a research service. This service operates by the AFIRC staff searching for and retrieving material for clients from within the AFIRC and other resources. A fee is charged for all research taking more than 10 minutes.

The AFI Research Collection offers three normal levels of research service. All charges are in Australian dollars (AUD) and include GST. Please contact the AFI Research Collection staff if you require any further information.

I need it now!

$110 per hour
For the research client who doesn’t have time to spare
Guaranteed 24 hour turnaround

One-off request

$77 per hour
For individual jobs and enquiries.
Expected completion within 10 working days

Research subscription

$275 for five hours research during the calendar year.
Research subscriptions purchased before September 30 expire at the end of that calendar year.

Subscriptions purchased after October 1 expire at the end of the following year.
The subscription is suitable for clients with ongoing requests or large jobs.
Expected completion within 10 working days

If you have any queries please contact us:
p. 03 9925 2829 f. 03 9925 9730 e: afiresearch@rmit.edu.au

Edited by AFIRC librarian, April 14, 2014

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