Deakin University Library

Deakin University Library

Borrow from our libraries

How do I borrow?

  • Borrow items using your Deakin Card. Contact Deakin Central if you don’t have one yet
  • You can check out items yourself at the SelfCheck unit, or Library staff can help you at the service desk
  • Request items out on loan or from another Deakin campus. You can track the progress of these ‘holds’ in My checkouts & holds

What equipment can I borrow?

Digital equipment is available for loan. Brief instructions are supplied with each device.


Digital cameras

Loan: 3 days + 1 renewal
Available at: Burwood, Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool campuses


Headphones

Loan: 2 hours or 1 day (dependent on campus)
Available at: all campuses


Laptops

Loan: 2 hours
Available at: Burwood
Details: laptops cannot be reserved


Locker keys

Loan: 1 day
Available at: Waurn Ponds
Details:

  • you can borrow a key from the service desk for lockers on Level 1
  • rent a locker on Level 2 which requires a $2 coin
  • your coin is refunded when the key is returned to the locker
  • Level 2 lockers are cleared each morning.

Zoom Q3 HD recorders

Loan: 3 days + 1 renewal
Available at: all campuses
Details: view specifications and tutorials on the Zoom website.

What can I borrow and for how long?

  • general loans include books, DVDs, videos, and curriculum resource material
  • prescribed texts and other high use items may have short loan periods
  • BONUS+ loans are books requested from other libraries in the scheme
Borrower General loan* 7 day loan* BONUS+ (1 renewal)* Renew no. of times Borrow no. of items
Campus student (including DUELI and MIBT) 21 days 7 days 21 days 50 50
Cloud (online) student (including overseas) 42 days 15 days (inc. delivery period) 21 days** 50 50
Students referred by Disability Resource Centre (DRC) 42 days 15 days (inc. delivery period) 21 days 50 50
Staff & Phd/Masters students (including DeakinPrime) 21 days 15 days (inc. delivery period) 21 days 100 100
Community (includes CAVAL, ULANZ, School Students, Alumni, DeakinPrime VET) 21 days Not available Not available 1 10

*Can be renewed if no-one else has requested the item.

1 day and 2 hour loans are available to Deakin staff and students, but are not for delivery. Renewals are not available for these items either.

We can offer flexible loans for most Library items, just ask us.

**Please note that we are unable to send books belonging to other libraries overseas.

Using the delivery service

You are eligible for our delivery service if you are a Cloud (online) student, or you are a Campus student only enrolled in online units.

  • Request items you wish to borrow directly using Library Search
  • Choose ‘Postal Delivery’ as your pick up location
  • Library staff will check the items out to you and post them to your delivery address
  • 1 day and 2 hour loans cannot be requested and will not be delivered
  • You’ll be provided with a prepaid return envelope if your delivery address is within Australia
  • If you’re living overseas, return postage will be at your own expense, but you’ll receive reimbursement for postal charges if you provide the Library with your post office receipts
  • Some restrictions do apply regarding items that can be sent overseas

Staff delivery by internal mail

Staff can collect requested items from their campus library by selecting the location when you place the request. You'll be notified by email when the book is ready for collection, or

  • Request items you wish to borrow directly using Library Search
  • Choose ‘Office Delivery’ as your pick up location
  • The book will be sent by internal mail to your faculty address once its checked out to you
  • 1 day and 2 hour loans cannot be requested and will not be delivered
  • Delivery to alternate addresses can be negotiated.

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20th June 2014