Borrowing conditions

Information about borrowing entitlements arranged by a borrower category.

RMIT Undergraduate and Vocational Education students

Loans quotaGeneral collectionsOnline resourcesClosed ReserveAudiovisualCAVALDocument DeliveryRenewalsHolds
30 items14 daysYesYesYesYesYes12 monthsYes (10)

RMIT Postgraduate students

Loans quotaGeneral collectionsOnline resourcesClosed ReserveAudiovisualCAVALDocument DeliveryRenewalsHolds
30 items28 daysYesYesYesYesYes12 monthsYes (10)

RMIT Staff (sessional and permanent)

Loans quotaGeneral collectionsOnline resourcesClosed ReserveAudiovisualCAVALDocument DeliveryRenewalsHolds
50 items28 daysYesYesYesYesYes12 monthsYes (20)

Visit your campus Library and we will register you on the spot. Bring your staff or access card. Your card will remain valid while you are employed at RMIT.

You will have full access to our Library collections and you can also apply for a CAVAL card if you wish to borrow from other academic libraries.

REW (RMIT English Worldwide) students

Loans quotaGeneral collectionsOnline resourcesClosed ReserveAudiovisualCAVALDocument DeliveryRenewalsHolds
30 items14 daysYesYesYesNoYes12 monthsYes (10)

Borrow from any RMIT University Library by presenting a current REW student card at the Service Desk. Your card will remain valid until the expiry date indicated on the card.

Single Course

Loans quotaGeneral collectionsOnline resourcesClosed ReserveAudiovisualCAVALDocument DeliveryRenewalsHolds
30 items14 daysYesYesYesNoYes12 monthsYes (10)

How to register

You need to obtain a Special borrower card. Bring the Confirmation of enrolment letter with you to the Service Desk. Your student card is valid for the duration of your course.

CAVAL and ULANZ staff and students

You can borrow from our Library if your home library is a member of the Cooperative Action by Victorian Academic Libraries (CAVAL) or the University Libraries of Australia and New Zealand (ULANZ) reciprocal borrowing schemes.

Loans quotaGeneral collectionsOnline resourcesClosed ReserveAudiovisualCAVALDocument DeliveryRenewalsHolds
8 items14 days (students)
28 days (staff)
NoNoNoNoFee based3 monthsYes (2)

How to register

To register as a CAVAL or ULANZ borrower, bring the following documents to the Library Service Desk:

  • photo ID (e.g. driver's license, passport)
  • proof of current enrolment (e.g. student or staff card).

Alumni

Loans quotaGeneral collectionsOnline resourcesClosed ReserveAudiovisualCAVALDocument DeliveryRenewalsHolds
8 items14 daysNoYesYesNoFee based12 monthsYes (10)

Bookmark our Graduation Students and Alumni guide to free resources hand-picked for you by our Librarians.

How to register

Please email alumni@rmit.edu.au and request a copy of the Alumni Membership form. Present this form at any Library service desk with your valid photo ID (e.g. driver's license, passport).

OUA (Open University Australia);
Education Abroad students

Loans quotaGeneral collectionsOnline resourcesClosed ReserveAudiovisualCAVALDocument DeliveryRenewalsHolds
30 items14 daysYesYesYesYesYes12 monthsYes (10)

How to register

Visit the Open University Australia (OUA) borrower information page for details.

Community

Loans quotaGeneral collectionsOnline resourcesClosed ReserveAudiovisualCAVALDocument DeliveryRenewalsHolds
8 items14 daysNoYesYesNoFee based; $16.50 (GST inclusive) for a book or article, per copy, within AustraliaFor the length of the membership (3, 6 or 12 months)Yes (10)

How to register

Visit the Community membership page for information.

University of Third Age (U3A);
Gold Card

Loans quotaGeneral collectionsOnline resourcesClosed ReserveAudiovisualCAVALDocument DeliveryRenewalsHolds
30 items14 daysNoYesYesNoFee based12 monthsYes (10)

How to register

Present your current U3A student card at any Service Desk and we will arrange a special borrower card. Allow 24 hours for processing.

Please note

RMIT University Library reserves the right, where necessary to:

  • Restrict items in high demand to a shorter loan period without prior notice, and
  • Recall an item by issuing a Library Recall Notice, giving the new due date the item is to be returned by.