Borrowing for visitors

Visitors are defined as all other members of the community who are not current staff or students of Monash University:

Borrowing entitlements

  • 15 items for two weeks
  • High-demand, restricted loan, reserve items and journals cannot be borrowed;
  • Videos, CDs and other special materials may be borrowed depending on the loan permissions applying for different collections.
  • Look for emails about your loans, as you will receive an email alert with the due date at the end of the renewals available, or earlier if the item is placed on hold.
  • Many items will be automatically renewed up to 14 weeks, providing no holds are placed on an item by another user during this time.
  • You won't be able to borrow if you have an item that is overdue.
  • Fines will apply to overdue items.

Monitor your loans and any accrued fines by logging into Search. More detail about how to avoid fines is available at About borrowing.

Alumni - additional privileges

  • 30 items for two weeks (journals excluded)
  • High-demand, restricted loan, and reserve items
  • Automatic renewals up to 52 weeks.

CAVAL scheme

Staff and students from all Victorian universities and colleges can participate in the CAVAL Reciprocal Borrowing Scheme. You can borrow from the Library by:

  • requesting a CAVAL card at your home institution's library
  • presenting this card and your current ID at an information point at any library.

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

  • OUA students may register for Library membership by paying a fee. To register you must have a local address and bring photographic ID to an information point at any library.

University Libraries of Australia and New Zealand (ULANZ)

  • Staff and students from all Australian universities and colleges can participate in the ULANZ scheme.
  • Register for Library membership by paying a fee and enrolling at the information point at any library. To register you must have a local address and bring your current ID card (or proof of enrolment) to an information point at any library.