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Borrowing and Renewal Limits

Item Students and Tutorial Assistants Staff

Total number of borrowed items allowed *

Most students:       20 items, 2 renewals
Short Courses:         2 items, no renewals
Postgraduates:       25 items, 2 renewals
Tutorial Assistants: 20 items, 2 renewals
100 items
(Contact the Library to request an extension)
Books 30 days, 2 renewals 30 days, 5 renewals
Journals Cannot be borrowed (just used inside the Library) 5 days, 2 renewals

Audiovisual materials
including DVDs and videos

5 days, 2 renewals
Maximum 3 items

5 days, 2 renewals
(Contact the Library to request an extension)

English Language Readers
Language kits including IELTS
Student reports

2 weeks, 2 renewals 2 weeks, 2 renewals

Course Reserves

Loan periods vary, including 2 hours, overnight and 3 days. They are specified on the item label. 2 hour loans can be renewed if the item has not been requested by another borrower. Overnight and 3 day loans cannot be renewed.

Important exceptions to note

Anyone owing more than $5 in fines or fees may be blocked from borrowing or renewing any further items. More about fines


* Notes:

  • For students the maximum number of callslip and recall requests allowed = 5 each
  • For staff the maximum number of callslip and recall requests allowed = 10 each
  • The total number of items issued plus requests (callslips/recalls) cannot be more than total allowed to be borrowed.


For more information about limits relating to specific categories of membership, see 'Schedule 1: Privileges, fees and limits' to the Library Policy.