How to borrow a book from the library

Image of Griffith students taking books of library shelves

It’s super easy, we promise!

You can access our eResources through our library catalogue and your course readings through your reading lists.

Then there are our physical books.

To find the book you want, simply search our library catalogue for the call number to locate it on the shelf, or peruse our shelves!

Once you’ve loaded yourself full of books to borrow, mosey over to our Express Loans Unit, scan your ID card, and scan the library barcode on the books to lend them out. Any issues? Just see our friendly library staff at the service counter.

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. Or if you’re an off-campus student, we’ll mail the book to you (find out more here).

All undergraduate students, postgraduate students and staff are entitled to unlimited standard loans. 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 you’re super keen to get hold of a book and Griffith doesn’t have it or our copies are on loan you can try using BONUS+. Universities around Australia and New Zealand formed BONUS+ to share books in order to give our students and staff the best possible access to resources.

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.