Borrowing and membership

FedUni students and staff, and other registered users, can borrow items from any FedUni campus library. To borrow, FedUni staff and students must produce their current FedUni ID card. Other library users must be registered and have the appropriate card when borrowing.

 Maximum no.
of items
Number of
FedUni undergraduate** & TAFE student3014 days
(2 weeks)
FedUni postgraduate* students & FedUni staff10042 days
(6 weeks)
FedUni Alumni1014 days
(2 weeks)
CAVAL, ULA, TAFE NRBS and Infolink (Community & VCE student) borrower1014 days
(2 weeks)
Infolink (VCE teacher) borrowers2028 days
(4 weeks)
Non FedUni undergrad student3014 days
(2 weeks)
Non FedUni postgrad student5042 days
(6 weeks)

* FedUni postgraduate students include graduate certificate, graduate diploma, honours, masters and PhD students.

** Students studying online and off-campus have an extended borrowing period to allow for postage of items.

Borrowers please note:

  • Items in the Equipment and Realia collections can only be borrowed in person by FedUni students and staff.
  • Items in the Textbook collection can only be borrowed by FedUni students and staff.
  • Multimedia items can be borrowed for a 14 day/2 week loan period only
  • Copyright regulations restrict non-FedUni borrowers from borrowing off-air video and audio recordings from within the Multimedia collection
  • Items held in the Blainey, Creedy, Journal, Law, Reference and Research collections are not available for loan
  • Recreation reading items can be borrowed for a 42 day/6 week loan period by FedUni students and staff, and a 14 day/2 week loan period for all other borrowers.

Returning or renewing library items

Provided no hold(s) have been placed on the item(s), and you have no overdue items, you can renew items:

  • online using myLibrary@FedUni
  • by phoning 1300 552 567
  • in person at the Information Desk, upon presentation of your current FedUni ID or borrowing card.

You can return your library items by:

  • placing them in the designated book return chutes at any campus library
  • posting them to any campus library

Items must be returned by closing time on the due date to prevent overdue penalties.

Holds and inter-campus requests

You can request an item that is currently unavailable or located at another campus library. You can do this:

When the requested item becomes available you will be emailed a collection notice, which will advise you when this item must be collected by.