Yr 7 – 11 students

  • Textbooks: unlimited (for a period up until 2 weeks before the end of Term 3)
  • Books: 10 items (14 days)
  • Periodicals: 4 items (14 days)
  • AV materials: 4 items (14 days)
  • E-books: 3 items (14 days)

Yr 12 – 13 students

  • Textbooks: unlimited (for a period up until 2 weeks before the end of Term 3)
  • Books: 20 items (30 days)
  • Periodicals: 4 items (14 days)
  • AV materials: 4 items (14 days)
  • E-books: 3 items (14 days)

Teaching staff

  • Textbooks: Unlimited (1 year)
  • Books: Unlimited (30 days)
  • Periodicals: 100 items (30 days)
  • AV materials: 20 items (14 days)
  • E-books: 3 items (14 days)

Renewals and Holds

Patrons may renew items depending upon:

  • Material type
  • Loan limits (see above)
  • An existing reservation by another patron

Under normal circumstances patrons may renew materials once, but further renewal may be granted at the discretion of the library staff.

Library users may bring items to the library in order to renew them. Other patrons may renew items by one of the following methods:

Holiday Borrowing

Patrons may borrow resources during school breaks, as long at their accounts are in good standing.

Lost and Overdue items

Overdue Items

An overdue email notice for students will be generated on a weekly basis, to be sent to group tutors, where students have items that are more than 3 days overdue. Once a fortnightly, an overdue email notification will be generated to parents of students who have items that are more than 30 days overdue. Students will be copied in on this e-mail.

Where parents and staff have overdue items that are more than 14 days overdue, an overdue email notice will be generated.

Lost Items

Patrons are asked to report lost or damaged materials to the Senior Library as soon as they become aware of the situation.
Charges for lost or damaged materials will be calculated as the cost of replacement (retail price at time of purchase) plus an additional $10.00 processing fee.A patron is permitted to replace the lost item with an identical one in terms of title, ISBN and format. The replacement item must be in new condition, as judged by the Senior Library team. In such cases processing costs will be waived.

Patrons are requested to pay for lost/damaged items, preferably by cheque. Receipts will be issued for all payments received.

Fines will be refunded when items are found within 12 months of payment and if the item is returned in good condition.

The full cost will be charged for any resource returned damaged if, in the opinion of the Senior Library team, the extent of the damage renders the resource unsuitable for circulation. Patrons may keep any damaged items which they have paid for.

Information for Leavers

Once the Senior Library has been notified that a patron is confirmed as leaving, their last date is set in the library system for two weeks prior to their actual leaving date. An e-mail is sent to parents to advise them when borrowing rights will be withdrawn.

The Finance department will be notified of leavers with outstanding charges one week before the patron’s leaving date. The library then endeavours to ensure resources are returned, or lost items paid for prior to departure.