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Am I able to borrow?

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You are automatically registered to borrow from USC Library if you are:

If you fit into one of the following categories, you are eligible to borrow from USC Sippy Downs General Collection:

USC Alumni / graduates

  • registration is free
  • USC Alumni are eligible to register for in person borrowing from the USC Library. To register you will need to bring photo ID to the Loans Desk and complete an Alumni registration form.
  • Alumni are also eligible for remote access to selected Library databases for non-commercial purposes. You do not need to register to use the databases. Login using your USC network login (the same one you used as a student). Contact the Student IT Help Desk to re-set your password if necessary.

Reciprocal

Reciprocal borrowing is available to staff and students of universities which participate in the University Libraries of Australia and New Zealand (ULANZ) agreement. Students enrolled through Open Universities Australia (previously Open Learning Australia) you may register as a Community member.

Under the agreement the borrowing conditions are set by the host institution, taking into consideration a number of factors including the size of the collection and demand on resources.

As borrowing conditions at this Library may vary from those at your home institution, it is important that you familiarise yourself with the conditions outlined below, as a failure to do so may result in penalties.

The Library collection has been developed to support the teaching and research needs of the staff and students of the University of the Sunshine Coast, so you may find that we do not hold some of the resources that you need.

The Library at your home institution is the best source of information in these instances.

You can access the library databases from a number of designated computers within the Library that do not require authentication. We are not able to provide remote access to databases for reciprocal members due to licensing restrictions.

You will have remote access to databases via your home institution.

  • registration is free
  • to register you need to bring photo ID and either a confirmation of current enrolment, a current payslip or confirmation of employment to the Loans Desk
  • university ID cards are not accepted as proof of current enrolment/employment
  • membership is valid until 28 February the following year and must be renewed each year

TAFE East Coast

  • registration is free
  • TAFE East Coast staff and students need to obtain an application to register for reciprocal borrowing form from their home institution and bring it with them with proof of ID to the Loans Desk
  • membership is valid until 24 December and must be renewed each year

TAFE East Coast nursing students studying on USC campus

  • nursing students are automatically registered to borrow from the Library
  • TAFE Reserve items can be borrowed for 2 hours within the library (maximum of 5 items, no renewals)
  • need to present USC ID card for all loan transactions
  • access databases from TAFE East Coast Library website

TAFE East Coast staff teaching programs offered at USC Sippy Downs

  • TAFE teaching staff are automatically registered to borrow from the Library
  • need to present USC ID card for all loan transactions

Secondary school students and teachers

  • registration is free for Year 10, 11 and 12 students enrolled at schools in the Sunshine Coast region and teachers employed by secondary schools in the Sunshine Coast region
  • students need to bring their school ID card or teachers bring their school ID card or a current payslip, and complete a registration form at the Loans Desk
  • for students under the age of 18 the registration form must be co-signed by a parent or guardian
  • membership expires on 24 December and must be renewed each year

The library offers tours and introductory tutorials for senior students from the region. Please contact Shan Kelly, Faculty Librarian Science, Education and Engineering skelly1@usc.edu.au

U3A

  • registration is free
  • current U3A members can register for borrowing rights at the Loans Desk
  • proof of current membership is required
  • Membership is valid until 24 December and must be renewed each year

Innovation Centre

Staff members of companies in the Innovation Centre may register for Library borrowing as a community borrower.

  • registration is free
  • to register staff members need to bring photo ID to the Loans Desk
  • membership is valid until 24 December and must be renewed each year

AEIOU Childcare Centre

Staff members of the Sippy Downs AEIOU Chidlcare Centre may register for Library borrowing.

  • registration is free
  • to register you need to bring photo ID and a current payslip or confirmation of employment to the Loans Desk
  • membership is valid until 24 December and must be renewed each year

Nambour Hospital

Eligible staff of the Nambour Hospital may register to borrow from the USC Library.

  • registration is free
  • you should bring a letter of introduction from the Nambour Hospital Library and a current hospital staff ID card
  • membership is valid until 24 December and must be renewed each year

General community borrowing

Residents of the Sunshine Coast and Fraser Coast regions are welcome to join the USC Library as Community Borrowers.

  • membership is free
  • you will need to bring photo ID and proof of residence (eg driver's licence) to the Loans Desk and fill out a registration form
  • membership is valid until 24 December and must be renewed each year
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