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New Users' Library Guide

Essential information for new users of the University of Melbourne Library.

How do I borrow from the Library?


Use your student or staff card to borrow from our libraries.

If you need help chat to a librarian online or in person at any library service desk.

How many books can I borrow?



  • You can borrow up to 100 items (with a few exceptions).
  • Borrow them with your student or staff card.


How long can I borrow books for?



How do I check-out a book by myself?



  • You can borrow books yourself using the self-checkout machines with your student or staff card.
  • If you need help, or don't have your student or staff card, talk to a staff member at any library service desk.