Borrow from other libraries (through CAVAL, BONUS+ or ULA)

If you are a La Trobe University student or staff member and cannot find an item in the La Trobe libraries, you are able to borrow it from other academic libraries.

Online: Books from other university libraries

You can have books sent to your La Trobe campus library from universities that are part of the BONUS+ service:

  1. Search the La Trobe University library for the book you need.
  2. If the library does not have the item or all copies are out on loan, click on the BONUS+ buttonBonus+ button.
  3. The system will repeat the search for the book in BONUS+.
  4. If the book appears in the system, click on REQUEST THIS ITEM.
  5. Select La Trobe University from the drop down list and click on the Submit above information button.
  6. Enter your login details.
  7. Select the campus library where you wish to pick up the book and click on the Submit button.
  8. When you receive an email notifying you that the book has arrived, collect it from the Holdshelf within seven days.
  9. BONUS+ items can only be renewed once
  10. You can return the book to your La Trobe campus library.
  11. Find out how many BONUS+ items you can borrow, how long and the number of renewals.

In person: Items from other Victorian university and TAFE libraries

You can visit and borrow from other Victorian university and TAFE libraries as part of the CAVAL program.

  1. Obtain a CAVAL card from your campus library or by completing the CAVAL Registration form online.
  2. Sign your CAVAL card.
  3. You can search the catalogues of the participating libraries to find material you might wish to borrow.
  4. Take both your CAVAL card and your La Trobe student or staff card each time you want to borrow an item from another library.
  5. You must learn about the borrowing restrictions and make sure to return the items to the other library by the due date.

In person: Items from other Australian university libraries (ULA)

When you travel interstate you can borrow items from a local university library.

  1. Take your student card and your enrolment advice statement as proof of current enrolment to the service desk at the library you wish to borrow from.
  2. Find out how to borrow and the borrowing conditions for the library you are visiting.