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Loan Periods

  • Items are only issued with an ARU ID card
  • The standard loan period for library items is 21 days
  • All items (other than Interlibrary Loans) will be automatically renewed for up to 365 days, unless requested by another user
  • In-demand items may issue for 7 days
  • Check library emails to your university account as we will advise you by email when an item is due for return
  • Short Loan Collection items may be collected from the counter and borrowed for 4 hours are not renewable
  • Reference items, and Journals, are for use in the Library only
  • You cannot have books issued if you owe fines
  • All items must be returned and any debts paid before you leave the University.

Automatic Renewals

Items are automatically renewed unless:
  • it has been requested by another user, or
  • you have had it on loan for 365 days.
  • your course has ended, or you have withdrawn from your course
In these instances you will need to return the item on or before its due date, or as soon as possible if your course has ended.

You will receive a Courtesy Notice if your items cannot be renewed and also monthly Borrowing Activity email to tell you when your items are due, if they have been recalled and a total of any fines outstanding.

If an item is requested you will receive a Recall email with a new due date. It is your responsibility to ensure that loans are returned on time. Other students will be waiting for you to return your items back so that they can use them next. Returning items on time allows for fair access especially where there is high demand for the item.

You can see details of your loans via "my library account" and also contact the Library by phone during Library staffed hours.

Authorisation for others to act on your behalf

You may authorise another person to collect library materials on your behalf or to be given information about your library account, fines, items on loan, overdue items or requests.

To set this up just email us from your staff or student email account (or your registered email for other membership types) with the following details:
  • Your name;
  • Your ID number and/or username;
  • Name of person authorised to act on your behalf;
  • Date from and an end date.
Page Last Reviewed: 12th August 2019 by Judith Wells.