Books in the Law Library have four scales of borrowing:
- Two hour loan
- Overnight loan
- Seven day loan
- 28 day loan
Books that are two hour loan, overnight and seven day loan are marked
accordingly on the books spine.
Two hour and overnight loans are kept in the High Use collection, level 3 of the Law Library. Seven day and 28 day loan books are kept in the general collection, level 5 of the Law Library. See here for more information on borrowing.
Returning Law Library books
Overnight books must be returned the following
day, and before the Law Library closes. Two hour loans that are borrowed an
hour before the Law Library closes can be borrowed overnight.
28 day and seven day loan books can be returned to any of the University of Melbourne Library branches.
Please remember to return books by the due date. The Library imposes fines for overdue books, see here for more information.
28 day and 7 day loan books can be renewed. You can renew books that you have on loan by logging into your patron record on the Library Catalogue. Books can be renewed if:
- There are no holds on the item
- You have less than $25.00 in fines
- You have not already reached the limit of four renewals per item
- A 28/90 day loan is not more than seven days overdue
- A 7 day loan book is on or before the due date
You can renew University of Melbourne loans up to four times. Books that you have borrowed through Bonus+ can be renewed once.
Placing a hold on a book
If the book you require is out on loan to
another person you can request the book via the Library Catalogue, using the
‘Request’ button. Placing a request on the book means that when the book is
returned, the book will be placed on the self service hold shelf and you will
be notified by email that the book is ready for you to collect. The Law
Library’s self service hold shelf is kept in the High Use area, level 3 of the
Please contact the Law Library Loans Desk if you have any questions about the above on (03) 8344 6177 or email us email@example.com