Reserve Collection

What is the Reserve Collection?
The Print Reserve Collection contains items that are in high demand by students and have been placed on a restricted loan. They are located behind the Loans Desk at the Sydney library, and in the reserve room in the Lake Macquarie library. You will need your student card to borrow them.

Lake Macquarie Campus Library

How long can I have a Reserve item?
If you read your reserve item in the reserve room, you do not need to check the book out. This is the preferred option, as this means there is no chance that you will receive an overdue fee for the item. If the book must be taken from the reserve room, items may be borrowed in 2 hour blocks during the day, overnight from 4pm Sunday to Thursday and 12.00pm on Friday for the weekend. All Reserve loans are due back at the next library opening time.

How do I return Reserve items?
Reserve items should be placed on the returns pad which is opposite the reserve room, and near the librarian's desk. When the library is closed you may return them through the After Hours Returns box. This is located in the entrance to the White Building, as you come in the doors.

Sydney Campus Library

How long can I have a Reserve item?
During the day up to 2 Reserve items may be borrowed at a time in 2 hour blocks for use in the Library only. Overnight loans may leave the Library from 4pm Monday to Thursday, and from 12 noon on Friday for the weekend. All Reserve loans are due back by 9am on the next opening day.

How do I return Reserve items?
Reserve items should be handed to a librarian on return, rather than placing them in the returns box to avoid fines for late return. When the Library is closed you may return Reserve items in the chute at the front door.

What are the fines?
On both campuses, fines are calculated at $1.00 per hour or part thereof.