Borrowing - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Borrowing

You will require your USC ID card to access the library and borrow from library collections

Community and Reciprocal members need to contact the library for entry and check in on arrival (for contact tracing)

Library Borrowing

USC students and staff are automatically registered to borrow from USC Library. You will require your university ID card to borrow.

Non-USC clients in the following categories are eligible to register as members of USC Library and borrow from the General Collection:

  • USC Alumni / graduates (Apply online)
  • Students and staff studying or working at another Australian or New Zealand University (Apply online)
  • Residents of the Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast, Caboolture and Moreton Bay regions (Apply online)
  • Secondary school students (studying in Year 10, 11 or 12) enrolled at a school in the Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast, Caboolture or Moreton regions
Borrowing conditions
USC Undergraduate Students
Library Collections Loan period

Maximum renewal period

Click & Collect Request Digitisation Overdue fine Max no of items
General collection 14 days* 56 days*

Yes+

Yes $2 per day if recalled 40
Reserve collection 2 hours Non- renewable No Yes $2 per hour
1 Day loan 1 day Non- renewable No Yes $2 per day
3 Day loan 3 days 9 days* No Yes

$2 per day if recalled

Curriculum collection 14 days* 56 days* No+ Yes $2 per day if recalled
Inter-library loan Not available

*A shorter loan period of seven days applies to items that have been recalled.

+A maximum of four concurrent active requests apply.

USC Honours, postgraduate, HDR students, and staff
Library Collections Loan period Maximum renewal period Click & Collect Request digitisation Overdue fine Max no of items
General collection 28 days* 112 days* Yes+ Yes $2 per day if recalled 40
Reserve collection 2 hours Non-renewable No Yes $2 per hour
1 Day Loan 1 day Non- renewable No Yes $2 per day
3 Day loan 3 days 9 days* No+ - Yes

$2 per day if recalled

Curriculum collection

28 days*

APT and visiting academics: 14 days*

112 days*

APT and visiting academics: 56 days*

No+ Yes $2 per day if recalled
Inter-library loan As set by the lending library As set by the lending library Yes by Document Delivery Yes by Document Delivery As set by the lending library As required

*A shorter loan period of seven days applies to items that have been recalled.

+A maximum of four concurrent active requests apply.

Off campus students

USC higher degree by research students who reside in Australia and outside of the Sunshine Coast region are eligible for a postal loans service.

Only material from the library General Collection is available for requesting by off-campus students. Short term loans and Reserve Collection may not be requested.

Use the Off-campus Request Form. Before you make a request, please ensure that you have checked the Library Catalogue for the item you are requesting.

You will be notified via email if an item is unavailable or on loan to another client. A hold will be placed on item/s on loan and your request will be processed as soon as possible.

The USC Library will pay postage charges to send material. The requester is responsible for all charges incurred in returning the material to the Library.

USC Alumni
Library Collections Loan period Maximum renewal period Overdue fine Max no of items
General collection 14 days* 28 days* $2 per day if recalled 10
Curriculum Collection 14 days* 28 days* $2 per day if recalled

*A shorter loan period of seven days applies to items that have been recalled.

  • apply online for library membership (borrowing)
  • Alumni are eligible for remote access to selected Library databases for non-commercial purposes. Login using your USC network login (the same one you used as a student). Contact the Student IT Help Desk to reset your password if necessary.
  • Alumni are not eligible for the Reserve Collection, 1 Day Loans, 3 Day Loans, holds, digitisation request or inter-library loans.
Community, reciprocal and secondary school students
Library Collections Loan period Maximum Renewal period Overdue fine Max no of items
General collection 14 days* 28 days* $2 per day if recalled 10

*A shorter loan period of seven days applies to items that have been recalled.

This category of borrower are not eligible for the Reserve Collection, 1 Day Loans, 3 Day Loans, Curriculum Collection, holds, digitisation requests or inter-library loans.

Community
  • membership is available to residents of the Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast and Moreton Bay local government areas
  • apply online for library membership
Reciprocal
Secondary school students
  • to apply for library membership, bring school ID to a Library Help Desk
  • for students under the age of 18 the registration form must be co-signed by a parent or guardian
Requests, renewals and recalls

Information about requesting items from the USC library collection, including click and collect, digitisations and recalls.

Overdue loans and fines

Information about library notices, fines and fees for all library clients.