The table provides a summary of borrowing categories and material common to all the libraries.
Some libraries have additional material for borrowing such as media items, CD-ROMs, videos, or kits. You will need to check with the appropriate library for borrowing information.
|Borrower||Maximum number of items||28 day loans||90 day loans||Loans less than 28 days / reserve items||Journals||Media||External database access|
|UniMelb Academic Staff||100||yes||yes||yes||ask at library||yes||yes|
|UniMelb Professional Staff||100||yes||no||yes||ask at library||yes||yes|
|UniMelb P/G||100||yes||no||yes||ask at library||yes||yes|
|UniMelb Higher Degree||100||yes||no||yes||ask at library||yes||yes|
|Library Borrowing Memberships||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Concession paying membership||10||yes||no||no||no||no||no|
|Complimentary membership||10, 30, 60 or 100||yes||no||ask at library||ask at library||ask at library||ask at library|
|Trinity Foundation Staff||100||yes||no||yes||no||yes, except software||no|
|Trinity Foundation Students||30||yes||no||yes||no||yes, except software||no|
Information regarding material types
The standard borrowing period is 28 days for students and 90 days for staff. Items borrowed for 90 days may be recalled if another person places a hold on the item. 28 day loans are only recalled if they are urgently needed for a High Use collection. In both instances a recall notice is sent to you. Items may be renewed up to 4 times, for media items check with the library concerned.
Titles that are recommended on reading lists by lecturers for their subjects and are expected to be in fairly high demand can be placed on 7 day loan. These items can be identified by a "7 Day" stamp (or similar) in the barcode end of the book. The stamp also indicates the date of the end of restrictions and their loan period is also visible in the catalogue. Items can be renewed up to 4 times except for items from the Music Library.
Titles that are recommended on reading lists by lecturers for their subjects and are expected to be in very high demand can be placed on overnight loan. These items can be identified by a "O/N, overnight loan" stamp (or similar) in the barcode end of the book and their loan period is also visible in the catalogue. When returning these items be aware that it can take a few hours sometimes for returned items to be processed and removed from your record (unless you use the self returns machine).
Bound journals (or older unbound journals with "Boxed at P" stickers) can generally be borrowed by staff and postgraduate students for two working days. Many journal volumes are not barcoded which means item or bibliographic information needs to be entered before the volume can be borrowed. We will enter this information at the Service Desk which take a few minutes.
Titles that are recommended on reading lists by lecturers for their subjects and are expected to be in very high demand can be placed on hourly loan. Hourly loans, depending on the size of the library may either be kept in a separate High Use Collection (as in the Baillieu Library, ERC Library) or at the Service Desk. Fines apply to material kept overdue.