(Higher Education, TAFE & VET)
Current employees of Melbourne Polytechnic must register to borrow.
Please visit your campus library.
CAVAL RECIPROCAL BORROWING
Students and staff from some Victorian tertiary libraries are able to participate in the CAVAL reciprocal scheme. This permits borrowing of some items from other libraries. A CAVAL card can be initiated at the home library, or at any Melbourne Polytechnic Library. To register, visitors must present a current student or staff ID card from their home institution, or be able to demonstrate that they can access their home institute online system.
To be eligible for a CAVAL Card, Melbourne Polytechnic students must be studying a course of 12 months duration and Cert IV or above.
External CAVAL borrowers are not able to access Melbourne Polytechnic PCs, laptops or online subscription databases.
For more information visit the CAVAL website.
Borrowing & Renewals:
Members of the general public may pay an annual fee to use some facilities and borrow a limited range of items from any of the Melbourne Polytechnic libraries. The cost is $100.00 per annum (or $50.00 for six months), including GST. Payment is accepted at any campus library.
Community borrowers are not able to access Melbourne Polytechnic PCs, laptops or online subscription databases.
Borrowing & Renewals:
Items should be returned on or before the due date to any campus library*.
The following libraries have after hours return chutes.
Epping has a 24 hour return chute located near the Library door, Building M, near Dalton Road.
Fairfield has a return chute at the front of the library. This is available until 10.00pm Monday to Thursday and Friday until 6.00pm.
Heidelberg has a return chute, west entrance of Building A facing the Heidelberg Mall.
Prahran has a 24 hour return chute located near the Library door, Building K.
*Some Melbourne Polytechnic Libraries are CLOSED during term breaks. The rest open with shorter hours.
It is your responsibility to return or renew any items due during term breaks, as you may accrue overdue fines.
You should make every effort to renew your borrowed items on or before the due date.
Items can be renewed at any campus library, or by calling 9269 1349.
You are also able to renew your items online through the library website.
Click here for instructions on how to do this.
You will not be able to renew any items that another patron has reserved, or if you have reached the renewal maximum.
Overdue items are charged at $0.30 per day for items with a loan period greater than one week.
For items with a loan period of one week or less, charges are $0.50 per day.
Student Counter Reserve items- initial fine of $1.00 after the 2 hour loan period, and .50 cents every 30 minutes thereafter.
Fines do not accrue on weekends and Public Holidays.
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All borrowers (including Melbourne Polytechnic staff) are responsible for the return of all items issued under your card on or before the due date (even if you give them to someone else to use). Items that are long overdue will be considered lost.
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Reminder notices are sent if an item is overdue. Your borrowing rights will be automatically suspended if items are not returned 7 days after the due date. You will be invoiced for an item's replacement cost plus processing and administration costs if it is lost or damaged whilst on loan to you.
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