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Open & Closed Reserve

Open and Closed Reserve are collections of high demand materials and includes books, DVDs/videos and recent issue of journals. Also available to borrow are headphones, whiteboard markers and erasers, locker keys, a save power kit, iPads and eReaders.

How to borrow and return in Closed Reserve

  1. Locate the item in the Catalogue and write down the call number
  2. If the item is available in Closed Reserve go to the Loans Desk and ask a Library staff member to collect the item for you
    • City Campus – Level 2
    • Kuring-gai Campus – Level 4

Closed Reserve items must be returned to the Loans Desk by the due date and time.

How to borrow and return in Open Reserve

City Campus only

  1. Locate the item in the Catalogue
  2. If the item is available in Open Reserve go the Open Reserve area located on Level 2
  3. Locate the item on the shelf and borrow using the self-service loan machines
  4. Unlock borrowed DVDs using the self-service loan machine
  5. To return the item, you need to ensure that you return the item by the due date and time
    • Return Open Reserve books and journals by using the return option on the self-service loan machines
    • Return Open Reserve film DVDs either to the basket on the Loans Desk or via the return chutes

How to place a booking

If the Reserve item is out on loan or you would like to use a Reserve item at a later date you can place a booking on the item

  1. Go to the Loans Desk
    • City Campus – Level 2
    • Kuring-gai Campus – Level 4
  2. Ask a library staff member to place a booking on the Reserve item for you

Booking conditions

  • only UTS students, eligible INSEARCH students or staff can place a booking
  • you can book items 1 week in advance only
  • your fines must be $29 or less
  • if you do not collect your item within 15 minutes of your booking it will be cancelled
  • certain items in Closed Reserve are unable to be removed from the Library and therefore will not be eligible for an overnight booking

Loan conditions

  • only UTS students, eligible INSEARCH students or staff can borrow Reserve items
  • Eligible patrons can borrow Open Reserve film DVDs for 3 days
  • your fines must be $29 or less
  • fines of $5.00 per hour or part thereof apply to the late return of Reserve items
  • Open Reserve books or journals must be returned on the self-check machines (City Campus only)
  • Open Reserve DVDs must be returned to the desk or via the return chutes

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