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Borrowing
Borrowing from UOW Library
Use your UOW student card, staff card or guest card to borrow at self-service machines or from a service point where staff will assist you. Find out more about borrowing from your regional or metropolitan campus library.
Loan receipts and notifications are sent to UOW student/staff email addresses (alumni and guest account notifications are sent to your nominated email).
Use our Library SEARCH to find and access items in our collections.
And if you can't find what you're looking for, you can borrow items from other libraries.  
Check My Library Card for items borrowed, due dates and fines, how to renew items, and activate and view your reading history.
By borrowing from UOW Library, you agree to comply with our Library Loans Policy.
RELATED LINKS
BORROWING FROM OTHER LIBRARIES (DOCUMENT DELIVERY)
FINES
LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP
PLACING A HOLD
RENEWING ITEMS
RETURNING ITEMS
BORROWING FROM YOUR CAMPUS LIBRARY
Borrowing conditions
CategoryStudentsStaff & postgraduatesAlumniGuests
Membership type
Undergraduates
Honours
Diploma
Non-degree
Academic staff
Professional staff
PhD
Masters
Alumni
Community
Reciprocal
HSC
ULANZ
Ex UOW staff
Max loansUnlimitedUnlimited30**30**
Loan period
170 days
Unlimited renewals
170 days
Unlimited renewals
28 days
2 renewals
28 days
2 renewals
2-hour loan items
2 items
2 hours*
No renewals
No holds
2 items
2 hours
No renewals
No holds
N/AN/A
Equipment loans
4 hours
No renewals
4 hours
No renewals
N/AN/A
Max holdsUnlimitedUnlimited101***
Database accessFull accessFull accessRestricted accessRestricted access
Document DeliveryYesYesN/AN/A
 * Loan periods may differ at regional, metropolitan or international locations.
** The maximum number of loans may differ at regional, metropolitan or international locations.
*** Guest access to hold items may differ at regional, metropolitan or international locations.
Borrowing items in off-site storage
Some low-use items are held in off-site storage. In our Library SEARCH, these items are identified as "Offsite Storage" and you can request the item by placing a hold.
When the hold has been placed, the item/s will be available for pick-up from Wollongong Campus Library within three business days (please allow additional time for delivery to regional and metropolitan campus libraries).
Placing holds
Holds allow you to request items already on loan or held in off-site storage.
To place a hold on an item:
  1. click the "Hold" button above the item record
  2. follow the login prompts.
You'll be notified by email when the item is available for pickup at your Library (you must collect the item within seven days).
Students cannot request holds for items available for loan in the Library. Holds are not available for 2-hour loans or equipment.
Renewing items
Automatic renewals for students and staff
General collection items will be automatically renewed twice for students and staff, three days before the item's due date.
After two auto-renewals, students and staff will need to manually renew the item if they wish to keep it. If the item is recalled, it will need to be returned to the Libary.
If your library membership is due to expire before the 170-day loan period, your items will be auto-renewed until your membership expiry date.
How to renew
Items can be renewed online, in person or by phone (02 4221 3545), up to 30 days after their due date.
Alumni and guests can still renew their items manually by logging into their borrowing record.
Restrictions on renewals
Recalled items, equipment and 2-hour loans, cannot be renewed.
Session loans can be renewed twice.
Returning items to Wollongong Campus Library
During office hours, use the returns chute in the entry foyer.
After hours, return items to the after-hours bin at the rear west-side of the Library (outside the arcade, opposite the carpark).
Mail items to:
Client Services
University of Wollongong Library
Locked Bag No 8813
WOLLONGONG NSW 2522
Fines
Return the following items by the due time or date during opening hours to avoid being fined:
  • 2-hour loan items.
  • Items requested by another client (hold) or otherwise recalled by the Library.
  • Inter-Library Loan items.
Check your Library card to see any fines you may owe.
Fine charges
2-hour loanRecalled itemItem from other libraryLost/damaged item
$2 per hour overdue (maximum $30 fine)$3 per day overdue$1 per day overdueReplacement cost + $10 administration processing fee
 
Lost/damaged replacement costs
When an item has been lost or damaged beyond repair or further use, you will be required to cover the replacement cost plus a $10 administration processing fee.
Loss of borrowing privileges
You will not be able to borrow if you have items flagged as lost on your record or outstanding fines of more than $60 (students, staff) or $10 (alumni, guests).
Paying fines
Payment typePayment method
EFTPOS/credit card
Wollongong Library Loans Desk
(EFTPOS/Mastercard/Visa) or call us on 02 4221 3545
Cheque/money order
Must be in Australian dollars, made payable to UOW Pulse. Can be posted.
Postal payments must include your name, student/staff number and invoice details.
Post to:
UOW Pulse - Library fines
PO Box U500
WOLLONGONG NSW 2522
 
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