Take care of your valuables

Photo of valuable items

Our libraries may be the home of lost property on campus, but don’t let that lull you into a false sense of security and think that your valuables are safe being left unattended in the library.

Unfortunately (or luckily for you – whichever way you choose to look at it), we’re not Big Brother and don’t have cameras monitoring every crevice of our libraries.

So, as part of #adulting, you’ve got to ensure you take care of your valuables. Keep an eye on them, make sure they’re safe, and follow our tips below:

Never leave your valuable items unattended
If you need to take a break or grab some study snacks, get a friend to watch your valuables. Or if you are Nigel No-friends for the day – bring your gear with you. Think of how devastated you’ll be if a thief swipes your laptop and mobile phone. No more Netflix (and chill).

Never lend anyone your ID card
Your ID card gives you access to some pretty cool stuff. You can borrow books from the library, print and copy on campus, and get access to buildings and computer labs. But it can go pear-shaped pretty quickly if you let others use your card. If they don’t return the book or laptop, that fine is on you.

Ensure your personal computer is secure
Is your whole student life on your computer? Take steps to ensure you are safe online; we don’t want you losing all that work! Protect your passwords, backup your work and install an antivirus program.

If you see any suspicious persons or activity in your area, call security:

  • Nathan & Mt Gravatt: 3735 7777
  • South Bank: 3735 6226
  • Logan: 3382 1717
  • Gold Coast: 5552 7777

For more information, visit the security web page.