Past examination papers FAQ

We've answered some of the frequently asked questions about adding past exam papers to the Library collection. If the answer to your question is not here, please email

This information is for staff. Are you a student looking for copies of past exam papers?

Do I have to send all of my past exam papers to the Library?

No, it is your decision. However, past exam papers are a popular resource with students, so please consider sending recent copies (no older than five years) to help them with revision.

How many copies should I send?

We only need one copy. It will be either scanned and added to eReserve collection, or made available in the Reserve hard copy collection.

Can I send an electronic copy?

Yes, you can send your request by internal mail, or in person at your preferred Library site. You can also email an electronic copy to the appropriate Library site at:

Should I send my originals?

No, you must send all original exam papers to RMIT Archives to comply with Public Record Office Standard PROS 16/07 Retention and Disposal Authority for Records of the Higher and Further Education Functions.

Will all copies I send you be available online?

It depends. We can make copies available online only if RMIT owns the entire content of your exam papers. If that's not the case, we will add a hard copy to our Reserve collection.

The educational licence within the Copyright Act 1968 limits how much of a copyright work we can copy and make available online. This applies to the content in past exam papers.

When should I provide them to the Library?

As soon as possible. But please send them at least eight weeks before the exam period.

When will they be available for my students to access?

Past exam papers should be ready for pre exam study time of the current semester.

Who can access the past exam papers?

Only current RMIT students and staff.