Borrow a book this break!

We know, we harp on about how wonderful our libraries are. So many services and facilities.

But at the crux of it all, when you think of a library, what do you think of? Books.

Of course, our libraries are filled with books. And, with the end of year holidays coming up, now’s the time to stock up!

Did you know, as a Griffith student, you 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 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+. BONUS+ is an initiative formed by multiple universities around Australia and New Zealand 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.


Bonus! More books to borrow

Searched our Griffith library catalogue like a pro and still can’t find the book you’re after? If that’s the case, how about trying BONUS+?

If you haven’t heard of BONUS+ before, that’s OK – a lot of people haven’t. But it’s certainly worth taking a look at (trust us, we’re librarians, we know books!).

BONUS+ is a resource sharing project that Griffith University staff and students can use to request books from participating University libraries in Australia and New Zealand.

If the book you need is not held at any of our Griffith University Libraries or is out on loan, you can request it online from another BONUS+ library and collect it a few days later from your selected pickup location.

To access Bonus+, simply:

  • Search the library catalogue
  • Click the Menu icon (it’s three horizontal lines at the top right)
  • Select Can’t find that book? BONUS+ (look for the little green button!)
  • Search for the book you want in the BONUS+ catalogue
  • Select Request this item if the book is available at a BONUS+ library
  • Select Griffith University
  • Click Submit above information
  • Enter your Griffith username and password
  • Choose your Pickup Location
  • Click Submit

Check out our BONUS+ webpage for information on how to access the service, as well as what you can can borrow and for how long.


More books for borrowing? Bonus!

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Searched our Griffith library catalogue like a pro and still can’t find the book you’re after? If that’s the case, how about trying BONUS+?

If you haven’t heard of BONUS+ before, that’s OK – a lot of people haven’t. But it’s certainly worth taking a look at (trust us, we’re librarians, we know books!).

BONUS+ is a resource sharing project that Griffith University staff and students can use to request books from participating University libraries in Australia and New Zealand.

If the book you need is not held at any of our Griffith University Libraries or is out on loan, you can request it online from another BONUS+ library and collect it a few days later from your selected pickup location.

“How do I access this service?” you ask. Simple:

  • Search the library catalogue 
  • Click the Menu icon (it’s three horizontal lines at the top right)
  • Select Can’t find that book? BONUS+ (look for the little green button!)
  • Search for the book you want in the BONUS+ catalogue
  • Select Request this item if the book is available at a BONUS+ library
  • Select Griffith University
  • Click Submit above information
  • Enter your Griffith username and password
  • Choose your Pickup Location
  • Click Submit

Check out our BONUS+ webpage for information on how to access the service, as well as what you can can borrow and for how long.


Library borrowing: what you need to know

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Did you know that borrowing entitlements for students recently changed? And these changes are good news for you – because it means you can borrow more, for longer!

All undergraduate students, postgraduate students and staff are now 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+. BONUS+ is an initiative formed by multiple universities around Australia and New Zealand 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.


You can borrow from other libraries for free. Bonus!

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Did you know you can borrow books from other university libraries for free? You don’t have to join their library and you certainly don’t have to pay a membership fee.

How is this possible you ask? Well, Griffith University is part of the BONUS+ initiative formed by multiple universities around Australia and New Zealand. Other participating university libraries include Deakin, Edith Cowan, Massey and QUT, and many more!

If the book you need is not held at any of our Griffith University Libraries or is out on loan, you can request it online from another BONUS+ library and collect it a few days later from your selected pickup location.

So how do you request an item? It’s simple!

  • Search the library catalogue
  • Click BONUS+ (look for the little green button!)
  • Select Request this item if the book is available at a BONUS+ library
  • Select Griffith University
  • Click Submit above information
  • Enter your Griffith username and password
  • Choose your Pickup Location
  • Click Submit

For more information, see the BONUS+ page on the library website.


BONUS+, borrowing and you

BONUS+Did you know you can borrow books outside of the Griffith Libraries’ collection?

Griffith University is part of the BONUS+ initiative formed by multiple universities around Australia and New Zealand to give our students the best possible access to resources.

You can access the BONUS+ catalogue via the classic library catalogue – just search for a book, if we don’t have it you can click the little green button on the side.

Let’s pretend you are looking for the book Resources and Planning edited by Brian Goodall and Andrew Kirby.  The Griffith Libraries do not hold a copy, but if you click on the “try BONUS+” option, you will now see two options.  One of which is our item held at Massey University (NZ), Uni of Melbourne and the Uni of Technology Sydney.

You can now request the item to be sent to your chosen Griffith campus for collection.  It’s that simple!

Great news is – you get the item for at least 21 days!  If you want to more about what you can borrow, check out the library website.

 


Can’t find that book?

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Oh, the frustration! You have been searching high and low for resources on your tricky assignment topic and have come up short. There is nothing! What a dumb assignment!

Until now… The boyfriend of your roommates sister has told you about an awesome book he used for the same assignment last semester. He said it even listed a gazillion other resources that would be super helpful for your assignment.

So being the research whiz that you are; you whipped out your mobile device, opened the Griffith App, and performed a search in the Library Catalogue for the aforementioned book.

But alas, the book is out on loan until the day after the assignment is due. Before you curse us for not holding another copy of that must-have title, we must tell you about BONUS+.

BONUS+ is a resource-sharing project that Griffith University staff and students can use to request books from participating University libraries in Australia and New Zealand. This includes many other University libraries such as Deakin, QUT and UTS.

If the book you need is not held at any of our Griffith University Libraries or is out on loan, you can request it online from another BONUS+ library.

So how do you request an item? It’s simple!

  • Search the library catalogue
  • Click BONUS+
  • Select Request this item if the book is available at a BONUS+ library
  • Select Griffith University
  • Click Submit above information
  • Enter your Griffith username and password
  • Choose your Pickup Location
  • Click Submit

For more information, see the BONUS+ page on the library website.