Loan limits

General collection (including recalled items and stack collection)

UNSW usersGeneral CollectionStack CollectionRecalls
Undergraduate students, affiliated and community borrowers 4 weeks
(can be recalled)

Loss of borrowing privileges until item is returned
1 day loan


Loss of borrowing privileges until item is returned
Recalled items must be returned within 7 days of the reservation being placed or by the due date if it is less than 7 days

Fines apply for late return of recalled items

Loan period becomes 3 days when more than 1 person has reserved the item
Postgraduate students and staff
(academic and professional & technical staff
6 months
(can be recalled)

Loss of borrowing privileges until item is returned
1 day loan


Loss of borrowing privileges until item is returned
Recalled items must be returned within 7 days of the reservation being placed or by the due date if it is less than 7 days

Fines apply for late return of recalled items

Loan period becomes 3 days when more than 1 person has reserved the item

Multimedia collection (film and music)

UNSW usersFilm & MusicLoan limits
Staff and students Film (videos & DVDs )
Longer loans can be requested for class presentations through the Film & Video Service

Music CDs

Sound effects CDs
(only available at COFA)
1 day loans
No overnight loans


4 week loan

Loss of borrowing privileges until item is returned
Slides
(only available at COFA)
2 week loans

Loss of borrowing privileges until item is returned

High Use Collection

UNSW usersHigh Use Collection
Students, staff and affiliated staff High Use Collection items are available for:

2 hour short loans (no renewals)

Loan limit of 2 items at a time

Main Library: borrow items from High Use Collection shelves using self service machines located at the High Use Collection entrance

Law Library: borrow items from High Use Collection shelves using self service machines located in the High Use Collection room

COFA: borrow items using the self service machine near the Information Desk

Overnight loans are permitted
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    • - Borrow overnight loans 2 hours before the Library Help Zone closes
    • - Return the next day at self check machines at Main and Law Libraries before staffed hours
    • - Return COFA items the next open day to the after hours chute on Greens Road, or to the return chute at the Help Zone when the Library opens

Fines apply for late return items

Note: If you return overdue items outside of staffed library hours, you may not be able to borrow again until the next working day.