You can request items for postal loan online through QuickSearch or the Library Catalogue. You need to obtain your university ID card and sign-in before you place a request. You can apply for a student ID card online using the CaptureMe
Select the pick up location "postal delivery" when requesting items. Items will be posted to you at the address on your library record. You can return items on campus or post at your own expense.
Students can 'place a hold' or request an item (print book or multi-media)
When the item is available at your campus library, a notification is sent to your student email account to let you know it has arrived, or you can check your MyLibrary! app.
Ask at your campus library where the Hold Shelf is situated.
When you have finished with the item, return it to your campus library and the library staff will take care of the rest.
You can request electronic copies of journal articles and book chapters which are only available in print. Contact the Library for further assistance.
Use the Document Delivery service to request web delivery of journal articles and book chapters only available in print or not held by Federation University. For information on other library services for postgraduates see the Library Staff and postgraduates page.
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Online students can borrow books and have them sent through the post to their home address as listed in MyStudent Centre by following the process outlined in the above section.
Borrowing guidelines for Federation TAFE and undergraduate students -
100 item borrowing limit
14 day (2 week) borrowing period
eligible items will auto-renew up to 20 times (items such as laptops and other equipment are not eligible)
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Students and staff are able to opt in to using the Reading History , which keeps a record of every item borrowed from the Federation University Library, from the time you turn on the Reading History .
Students and staff can view and renew their currently borrowed items through MyLibrary login on the library homepage, or through the MyLibrary! app that can be downloaded and installed on an Apple or Android device.
To login use your standard Federation username and password that is used to access Moodle, email or MyStudent Centre
Hard-copies of journals cannot be borrowed but the relevant article/s may be photocopied in the library
However, students can request electronic copies of journal articles or book chapters of books in eReadings or closed access collections .
Read more about how to make requests and any conditions of making a request at the following link.
The Library has access to an extensive collection of electronic journals through databases we subscribe to. These journals are available by searching:
Remember, you can always ask for help from a librarian using the chat pop-out at the side of this guide