Borrowing, Renewals, Fines and Access

The Library’s physical materials compliment an extensive collection of online resources that are accessible via the Library catalogue. In addition to collections, UTS clients may have access to additional facilities which can be accessed with a current ID card.

Students

Including undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG), and UTS College (Insearch) students. Students have full access to the Library and UTS Reading Room including the use of Lockers located on level 8.

  Item limit Loan period Renewals Recall requests and Holds
General Collection (including audio visual) 50 (100 for PG) 12 weeks  Automatic 50 (100 for PG)
Journals and thesis (from Library Retrieval System) Included in General Collection Day loan None Included in General Collection
Reserve items 2 (included in General Collection) 3 hours None None
Laptop loans 1 24 hours None None
Digital literacy kits Included in General Collection 7 days Unlimited if not recalled None
Rare and Special Collections Included in General Collection 4 hours (in Library only) None None

Researchers and staff

Researchers have access to the Scholars Centre including lockers, meeting rooms, and quiet rooms located on level 10 of UTS Central. The Scholars Centre is not available to staff.

  Item limit Loan period Renewals Recall requests and Holds
General Collection (including audio visual) Unlimited 26 weeks Automatic Unlimited if not recalled
Journals and thesis (from Library Retrieval System) Included in General Collection 7 day loan None Unlimited
Reserve items 2 (included in General Collection) 3 hours None None
Laptop loans 1 24 hours None None
Digital literacy kits Included in General Collection 7 days Unlimited if not recalled None
Rare and Special Collections Included in General Collection 4 hours (in Library only) None None

ULANZ students and staff, and other institution members

Students and staff in this category have full access to the Library and UTS Reading Room including the use of Lockers located on level 8.

  Item limit Loan period Renewals Recall requests and Holds
General Collection (including audio visual) 5 2 weeks 3 if not recalled None
Journals and thesis (from Library Retrieval System) Included in General Collection Day loan None 3 (for PG researchers only)
Reserve items, laptop loans and digital literacy kits None None None None
Rare and Special Collections Included in General Collection 4 hours (in Library only) None None

Requests: Library Retrieval System (LRS) and hold requests

All eligible UTS Library clients may request an item from the Library’s underground storage facility (LRS). Please allow up to two hours for delivery.
UTS & UTS College (Insearch) staff and students may request books from the UTS Library collection if the book is on loan and no other copy is available (excluding Reserve items).

Requesting library items

How to request an item:

  • go to the Library home page and sign into My Library
  • search the Library catalogue and find the book you need
  • for items marked “Out on loan”, under "Get It" select “Request” 
  • for items held in the LRS you will see “Available at UTS Library Request from Library Retrieval System”. Under "Get It" select “Request”

You will be notified via email when the item is ready for collection.
All Hold Requests and LRS Requests are held for 7 days in Reserve located near the Service Desk on level 7.

Loan renewals

Renewal options depend on your membership level and the material type/collection, please see above table for details.

Most General Collection items now have automated renewals unless the item has been requested or recalled by another client.

To renew an item:

  • sign in to MyLibrary
  • select “Loans”
  • either select “Renew all” or select individual items and select “Renew Selected”

Loan returns

There are two loan return chutes located in UTS Central (CB02)

  • Level 5 UTS Reading Room (located outside the Reading Room to the left of the entrance gates)
  • Level 7 Library entrance (located outside the Library to the left of the security desk/entrance gates)
  • Laptops need to be returned to the Laptop dispenser on level 7, within the Library.

How to use return chutes

  • Place first item under the red line.
  • Once the chute door opens (it will make an opening sound) place all your items into the chute one after another.

Fines and fine limit

Fines on overdue items are detailed in the Access and Borrowing Guidelines.

$50.00 or more in fines suspends borrowing & prevents UTS students from accessing exam results, re-enrolment, and graduation.

Fines payment options

  • Sign in to MyLibrary and select “Fines and Fee” and pay using Mastercard or Visa. Contact the Library for assistance with paying fines.

Fines appeal and claims return

To dispute a fine please refer to the Access and Borrowing Guidelines and contact the Library.

Replacement costs

Item Replacement cost
General Collection items including but not limited to Books, DVD/Videos, Kits, Games $132
Laptop $1600
Journal from the Library Retrieval System $250
InterLibrary Loans Cost to be determined by the lending library 

Replacement costs are the minimum fee, for more expensive items the replacement cost may be adjusted upwards.