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Hawthorn English Language Students

This is a guide for Hawthorn English Language students for finding libraries and information at the University of Melbourne.

FAQs about using the library

Q. How many books can I borrow from the library with my library membership card?

A. Hawthorn students can borrow up to 10 books using their student cards.

Q. Which libraries can I use at the University of Melbourne?

A. You can use any of the library branches at the University of Melbourne, for more information see the University Library branches page. There are 12 branches at the University of Melbounrne, which cater to different discipline areas.

Q. How long can I borrow books?

A. Hawthorn students can borrow a book for 28 days.  Books need to be returned on the due date or renewed before the due date. 

Once the book has been renewed you can keep it for another 28 days.  Unless the book is recalled by the library. 

Young woman looking for a book on the library shelf


Q. Can I renew a book if I need it for longer than the due date allows?


A. Yes, by renewing your books you get to use them for another 28 days and avoid any fines.   For more about renewing books see here*.    


Q. What happens if I don’t return my book by the due date?


A. When you do not return a book on time, you will receive a library fine.  For more information see the fines and suspensions page.


Q. Who can I ask for help about my library account?


 A. If you need help with borrowing books or have a question about using the library, you can speak with a staff member at one of our Information Desks or contact us through the online chat  service at 'Ask a librarian'  on the library home page.


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