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Get the most out of your loans

Student at workAs a Monash staff or student, you enjoy generous borrowing entitlements. It would be useful to take note of some important things regarding your loans.

Automatic renewals

Once you have borrowed an item, except for items in high demand or those requested by other users, it will be automatically renewed up to six times.

Pay attention to emails about your loans, as if an item has been requested by someone else, you will be notified to return it.

Fines information available

Information about any library fines you have accrued to date can now be seen when you log in to Search and go to “MyLoans”.

More equitable hold requests

When you put a hold request on an item, and the item is currently on the shelf at a library at your pick-up campus, you will not see that campus as a request option. You should go directly to the library shelves and borrow the item yourself. Reducing the time that books spend travelling between campuses and libraries will lead to greater availability of books to students and staff in general. There is no change for off-campus students, who continue to request postal loans through the holds service.

Loans for journals

Most journals are available in electronic format through Search. Monash staff and postgraduate students can now also borrow print journals overnight.

Undergraduate students can photocopy print journals or scan an article to a USB. Off-campus students can request a copy of a journal article – see  Library website.

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