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Library 101: A user's guide: Borrowing

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Students can borrow items from any Federation campus library using their current Federation student ID card.

Borrowing guidelines for Federation TAFE and undergraduate students -  

30 item borrowing limit

14 day (2 week) borrowing period

20 renewals

Staff and students are able to opt in to using the Reading History, which keeps a record of every item borrowed from the Federation Library, from the time you turn on the Reading History.


Hard-copies of journals cannot be borrowed but the relevant article/s may be photocopied in the library

The Library has access to an extensive collection of electronic journals through databases we subscribe to. These journals are available by searching:

borrow from other universities using CAVAL


Eligible Federation staff and students can obtain materials from other libraries. 

Please note: if you have overdue items at another institution's library, it could also impact on your entitlement to borrow at Federation Library