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Borrowing

If you are a current student or staff member at CDU, you can use your student or staff card to borrow items from the Library.

You can join the Library as a member of the public, a reciprocal borrower or a senior school student by seeing the staff at the service desk or contacting us. To join the library, we’ll need proof of your residential address, photo ID and a current email address. A card is provided to you by the Library. Find out more about the requirements for specific borrowers below.

Before borrowing

Ensure your contact details are current. To update your contact details:

Conditions of borrowing

  • You are responsible for all items borrowed on your account, make sure no one else uses your card and don't borrow on behalf of someone else. If you lose your card, report it to CDU Security as soon as you can.

  • Please have the items back to the Library on or by the due date. There is an after-hours chute if you can't get here during opening hours. Take care of library items, protect them from damage.

    Return items before travelling or be prepared to post them back to us if another borrower places a request.

    Returned an item but it's still on your account? Claim Returned Form

  • Overdue fines accrue daily. You can avoid fines by checking your Library account regularly, checking your emails regularly, returning items on or by the due date and returning items before travelling.

    You will be blocked from borrowing if your fines reach $50 or if there is an overdue item on your account.

    If you return overdue items we will remove your fines unless:

    • the item is too damaged to be borrowed by others
    • the item was recalled from you, that is, we have asked you return the item, possibly sooner than your original due date, because another client has requested it.

    If you don't return overdue items, you will be charged for their replacement.

  • You can pay your library fines using the following methods:

Loan lengths, borrowing limits and information for...

  • Loans
    No. of Items
    Loan length (days)
    Extensions
    Requests
    Loans
    Undergraduate
    No. of Items
    15
    Loan length (days)
    14
    Extensions
    3
    Requests
    5
    Loans
    Postgraduate
    No. of Items
    50
    Loan length (days)
    56
    Extensions
    3
    Requests
    5

    Your student card is your library card, make sure you have activated your CDU computer account.

    Use Your Library Account to check due dates. All library items can be recalled for other clients. If this happens, the initial due date will change. You will be informed by email and the changed due date will be visible in your library account.

    Do you live more than 80kms from a CDU Library? You can still borrow library items.

    You can also join a library closer to you through the National Reciprocal Borrowing Scheme (ULANZ).

    Do you need something we don’t have in any of our libraries? You can request resources through us.

    Do you have a disability or need some extra support? Register with Access and Inclusion Services.

    For further queries, contact us or call us on (08) 8946 7016

  • Loans
    No. of Items
    Loan length (days)
    Extensions
    Requests
    Loans
    CDU Staff
    No. of Items
    50
    Loan length (days)
    56
    Extensions
    3
    Requests
    5

    Your staff card is your library card.

    Use Your Library Account to check due dates. All library items can be recalled for other clients. If this happens the initial due date will change; you will be informed by email and the changed date will be visible in your library account.

    Do you live more than 80kms from a CDU Library? You can still borrow library items.

    Do you need something we don’t have in any of our libraries? You can request resources through us.

    Do you have a disability or need some extra support? Register with Access and Inclusion Services.

    For further queries, email us or call us on (08) 8946 7016

  • Loans
    No. of Items
    Loan length (days)
    Extensions
    Requests
    Loans
    CDU alumni
    No. of Items
    15
    Loan length (days)
    14
    Extensions
    3
    0

    If you are a CDU student who has graduated, please contact CDU Alumni Services for information about what Library resources you can access.

  • Loans
    No. of Items
    Loan length (days)
    Extensions
    Requests
    Loans
    Honorary appointees
    No. of Items
    50
    Loan length (days)
    56
    Extensions
    3
    Requests
    5

    To access the library’s electronic and print resources, you need to activate your CDU computer account through eCentre, contact Honorary appointments staff if you need assistance.

    Do you need something we don’t have in any of our libraries? You can request resources through us.

    Check Your Library Account regularly to be sure of due dates and to extend your loans.

    Please be aware of emails from us regarding loaned items.

  • Batchelor Institute for Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE)

    BIITE students see "Enrolled or working at another university/TAFE/VET institution?"

    Flinders – Northern Territory Medical Program (NTMP)

    NTMP students: check the postgraduate information of "CDU students" for your borrowing information.

    The Flinders NTMP Libguide provides information about accessing your resources; select the “Studying outside of Adelaide?” tab.

    Access to services
    Access to databases and Endnote software is provided by Flinders Library. The main texts for the NTMP are held at CDU Library and NT Health Library

    Students and staff may also request materials held in the Flinders Library at any time, via Sendit or by calling 1800 625 856 (Toll Free) or +61 8 8201 2435. Items will be delivered free of charge and by express courier.

    For assignment help, use Flinders' Book a Librarian service:
    Flinders' Book a Librarian service can provide an online session for assistance with search strategies and finding resources for assignments. Book an appointment with a Flinders Librarian

    For general student support contact:
    Greg Raymond via email: greg.raymond@flinders.edu.au or phone: 08 8946 7547 or the Year 1-2 Student Support Officer on 08 8946 7591

    Menzies

    See "CDU staff"

    North Australian Centre for Oil and Gas (NACOG)

    See either "CDU staff" or "CDU students"

    Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL)

    See "CDU staff"

  • Loans
    No. of Items
    Loan length (days)
    Extensions
    Requests
    Loans
    Community member
    No. of Items
    15
    Loan length (days)
    14
    Extensions
    3*
    Requests
    0

    All members of the public are welcome to use the library space and access the print collection. Please be aware of the University’s children on campus policy.

    To join the library, we’ll need proof of your residential address, photo ID and a current email address.

    Please come into a CDU Library service desk to complete an application form and collect your borrower card.

    * Without an active CDU computer account, you will not have access to an online library account. If you’d like to extend your loans, contact us. Please be aware of emails about your loan items.

  • Loans
    No. of Items
    Loan length (days)
    Extensions
    Requests
    Loans
    Students and staff
    No. of Items
    15
    Loan length (days)
    14
    Extensions
    3*
    Requests
    0

    Senior School Students

    Senior school students living within 80kms of a CDU Library and participants in the ASPIRE program are eligible to borrow from CDU library.

    To join the library, we’ll need proof of your residential address, your current high school card and a current email address.

    Senior School Staff                         

    Staff teaching year 12 subjects are eligible to borrow from CDU library. We’ll need a confirmation of employment letter, including contract dates, from your principal.

    Please come into a CDU Library service desk to complete an application form and collect your borrower card.

    * Without an active CDU computer account, you will not have access to an online library account. If you’d like to extend your loans, contact us. Please be aware of emails about your loan items.

    Essington Senior College Students

    Library access is included in your enrollment in a CDU unit. You have the same borrowing privileges as CDU students.

    Centralian Senior College Students

    Library access is included in your enrollment. You have the same borrowing privileges as CDU students.

  • Loans
    No. of Items
    Loan length (days)
    Extensions
    Requests
    Loans
    Reciprocal borrower
    No. of Items
    15
    Loan length (days)
    14
    Extensions
    3*
    Requests
    0

    Check that your institution is part of the National Reciprocal Borrowing Scheme (ULANZ) which allows staff and students to borrow in person from any other participating university library:

    Participating universities

    Participating TAFE/VET institutions

    To join the library, please provide:

    • proof of your NT residential address
    • proof of enrollment or employment (including dates)
    • photo ID
    • your student or staff email address

    Please come into a CDU Library service desk to complete an application form and collect your borrower card.

    We do not provide access to online materials for clients who are not current CDU students or staff due to strict licence agreements with suppliers. These resources are provided by your institution.

    * Without an active CDU computer account, you will not have access to an online library account. If you’d like to extend your loans, contact us. Please be aware of emails about your loan items.