Services



Borrowing rights


Post Graduate Research students may borrow up to 25 books from Avondale Libraries for a period of 28 days. One renewal is permitted.

Items mailed to distance students should arrive back at the Library by the due date. Return postage costs will be paid by the student. Complete this Form to borrow books from the Avondale Libraries.


Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery


Post Graduate Research students may request books and journal articles from other libraries via interlibrary loan using the online Interlibrary Loan Request Form

If you would like to suggest an item for purchase use this online form

Use PrimoSearch to search Avondale Library’s online catalogue or online databases or both and
Journal Titles A-Z list first to ensure the title you require is not held in the collection.

If there are any problems with the supply of materials, document delivery staff will contact you.

Books borrowed from other libraries may only be used in the Avondale Library. They cannot be mailed on to
off-campus students.

Wherever possible journal articles will be delivered electronically.

Postgraduate Students in receipt of Avondale Scholarship
Avondale Post Graduate Research students in receipt of a tuition fee waiver scholarship may request interlibrary loans using the online Interlibrary Loan Request Form Any costs associated with their requests will be charged to the student's account. One thesis may be purchased for the student at no cost. Additional theses will be charged to the student's account.

Fee Paying Postgraduate Students
Full fee paying students may request interlibrary loans using the online Interlibrary Loan Request Form No charges will apply. Two theses may be purchased for the student at no cost.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Scholarship students
(charges may apply)
Books and articles
(charges may apply)
1 thesis
(no charge)
Books and articles
(charges may apply)
Additional theses
(charges may apply)
Books and articles
(charges may apply)
Full fee paying students
(no charge)
Books and articles
1 thesis
Books and articles
1 thesis
Books and articles
Additional theses
(Charges may apply)



Reciprocal Borrowing


Students may also join the University of Newcastle Library as a reciprocal borrower for an annual fee of $22.00. Please obtain a stamped and signed printout of your borrower record from an Avondale Library staff member, and then present it to the duty librarian at any one of the Newcastle University Libraries.

Avondale College Library belongs to UNILINC, a consortium of Australian libraries found mainly in New South Wales. As a student at Avondale you are entitled to borrow - in person - from other UNILINC Libraries without paying a registration fee.


Printing and Photocopying


Post Graduate students in receipt of a tuition fee waiver scholarship are expected to pay their own printing and photocopying expenses.



Scanning


Scanning is free and may be done at all Library copy machines. The documents are sent as pdf files to nominated email accounts. You do not need to log in but will need to type in an email address.


Binding & Laminating


A plastic comb binding machine is located in the Lake Macquarie bookshop. Binding supples are available there.
The College Bookshop on Lake Macquarie Campus also offers laminating services.


Off-campus Access


All students are allocated an Avondale user name and password. Students must enter their student user name and password in order to access the Library's electronic resources from off-campus