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.

Borrowing for Distance Students

Please refer to the Borrowing For Distance Students page for more details.

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 the Purchase Request Form.

Note: Please first check our Avondale Library catalogue PrimoSearch to ensure the title you require is not held in our 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 1Year 2Year 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.

Printing and Photocopying

Post Graduate students in receipt of a tuition fee waiverscholarship 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 supplies 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