Borrowing and ebooks

Join the library

Become a member, borrow, and access eresources.

What can I borrow and for how long?

Types of items, how many you can borrow, how long you can borrow, and number of renewals.

Borrow from my campus library

Use the self-checkout machines or service desk, borrowing from the city campuses, Clinical Schools and Bouverie Centre.

Borrow from other libraries

Borrow from another campus library, Melbourne Annexe, CARM Centre or another academic library, or use the document delivery service.

Request an item already on loan

Request a hold.

Get an item on my reading list

Find items that are essential reading for your subject on Reserve.

Renew my loan

Renew an item that is almost due to be returned or overdue.

Fines for overdue loans

Fines for overdue, lost or damaged items, how to pay, and unpaid fines.


Find and download ebooks.

New titles and updates via RSS

View the most recent additions to our collection or set up an RSS feed to get updates via email.

What are my login details and My Account?

Login details, creating a library PIN, and viewing your library record.

Getting important notices from the library


Staff, CAVAL and other community members

  • Notices will be sent to the email you supplied at registration.

Failure to receive notices does not exempt you from the fines incurred on overdue items.

Fines over $10 or invoices for replacement costs will be sent to you by mail.

Your borrowing responsibilities

  • You must have your current student/staff card, library card or CAVAL card in order to borrow items at any of the campus libraries.
  • You must return or renew the item by the due date.
  • You cannot transfer the borrowed item to another person.
  • You should regularly check your university email account for library email notifications.

Lost cards

  • You must report a lost or stolen card to the Inquiry/Loans Desk and Student Centre.
  • If you are a student you cannot borrow from the library until your card is replaced by Student Administration.