What you need to know about borrowing books from the library


We’re waaay more than just books here at the library. We have eResources, study tutorials, events such as the Hackathon and human library, online magazines, bookable group study rooms, computers and so on.

But, yeah, we also have books. And lots of them. And you can borrow lots of them, too.

All undergraduate students, postgraduate students and staff are entitled to unlimited standard loans. Yep, no limit. If you want to borrow 243 books on existential nihilism, you totally could (though we’d be asking you why, and would have to check if we even had 243 books on existential nihilism…). Or, you know, you could do the usual and borrow books for assignments and stuff.

Undergraduate students get a 60 day loan period, while postgraduate students and staff members get six months. Though if someone else places a hold on an item you have out it can be recalled. So check your student or staff email for notifications – and for reminders when it’s close to the due date!

If the item you want is on loan or at another campus, you can place a hold on it. Once it’s returned or transported from the other campus, it will be available for you to collect from your chosen campus’s Express Holds Shelf. How good’s that?

Or, if you’re super keen to get hold of a book and Griffith doesn’t have it you can try using BONUS+. Universities around Australia and New Zealand formed Bonus+ to share books in order to give our students the best possible access to resources (want more info, check out this blog post).

You can check what you have borrowed out, due dates of items, and even renew your items online from your library account (just click on Griffith login).

For more information, take a look at what you can borrow and for how long.