Find out what you can borrow, loan periods and limits, renewals and fines.


Loan period

Item limit



Books 2 weeks 30 Yes $0.75 per day
Periodicals 2 weeks 10 Yes $0.75 per day
Short term loans 2 - 7 days 30 Yes $0.75 per day
Reserve 4 hours 4 No $1.50 per hour
DVDs 2 weeks 10 Yes $0.75 per day
Laptops and equipment 4 - 48 hours 1 No $1.50 per hour

How to borrow 

  • You must present your Swinburne ID card to borrow
  • Students can borrow a maximum of 30 items
  • Staff and higher degree research students are eligible for up to 28 day loans
  • To borrow books, go to a self check-out machine or the library service desk
  • Go to the service desk to borrow laptops, adaptive and other equipment.

How to renew

  • Log in to My Account to renew your loans online
  • Renew in person at any campus library or by phone during opening hours (+61 3 9214 8330)
  • An item can be renewed any time before it is due back
  • You cannot renew on hold items, four-hour loans or equipment
  • You cannot renew an item if it is overdue or you have over $10 in fines.

How to return

  • Return your items in the return chutes inside or outside the library
  • For after-hours returns use the outside return chutes (excluding Wantirna)
  • Return items via post to: Swinburne Library, PO Box 218, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia 3122