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Lending Policy

Loan period

Three weeks for standard loans and six weeks for interlibrary loans.

New members

New members may borrow three items at a time for the first six months of membership. There is virtually no limit to the number of items you may borrow after that period.

Reservations & loan renewals

All reserves and renewals are free of charge.

Members can view their loans and renew and reserve items online by logging in to the catalogue with their email address and password.

Members without internet access can renew and reserve items when they visit the library, by phone (03 9510 3393) or via email.

Returns & overturns

There is a return book chute next to the garage door at 39 St Edmonds Road, Prahran for after-hours returns. No overdue fines are incurred on items up to one week overdue. After the first week, overdue items attract a fine of 30c per item per week.

Other Services

  • Photocopies and computer printouts are available for 20c per A4 and 30c per A3.
  • An excellent reference and look-up service for members – information requests are taken by phone, email, by letter or in person.
  • A professional book-covering service (members only) : $1.50 for paperbacks, $2.50 for hard covers with dust jackets. This service will protect your books and extend their life. It is also ideal for those books you intend to give as special gifts. Maximum five books at a time please.

If you would like to take advantage of all our services joining is easy and affordable.