Borrow by mail

If you are a Swinburne Online Student, Open Universities Online (OUA) student or a remote off-campus student (living 20km or further from campus), you can borrow items from the library by mail. This service is available within Australia only.

How to borrow by mail

You can request most books and audio-visual material. You cannot request reserve collection, high use items or journals.

Collection Number of items Loan period
Books 30 14 days
Audiovisual 30 7 days

Renewals

  • Log in to My Account (login required) to renew your loans
  • Or contact the library to renew your loans
  • Initial loans are one week longer than standard to allow for postal services
  • Renewals will be for the standard loan period 
  • You will not be able to renew if you have overdues, $10 or more in fines, or someone has placed a hold on your item.

Swinburne Online

Borrow from Swinburne

Swinburne Online students may borrow from any campus library in person. To borrow by mail use the place a request form.

Borrowing from other libraries

Swinburne Online students may borrow from other tertiary libraries in Victoria and interstate. To find out how to register see borrowing from other libraries

Return

Use the Reply Paid sticker to return items by post (for use within Australia only).

Library Loans
Swinburne Library
Swinburne University of Technology
PO Box 218
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Australia

Contact us

Contact us for research help and general enquiries.

Contact library@swin.edu.au for loan enquiries.

Open Universities Australia

Borrow from Swinburne

OUA students may use the library during opening hours.  To borrow in person, bring photo ID and your OUA student card or Swinburne letter of offer. To borrow by mail use the place a request form.

Borrow from other libraries

OUA students are not eligible for the CAVAL Reciprocal Borrowing Program. However, you can visit and use any tertiary library. You may wish to inquire about registering as a community borrower, which generally incurs a fee.

Return

You must pay for return postage. Return by post to:

Library Loans
Swinburne Library
Swinburne University of Technology
PO Box 218
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Australia

Contact us

Contact us for research help and general enquiries.

Contact library@swin.edu.au for loan enquiries.

Remote off-campus

Borrow from Swinburne

Students registered as remote, who do not attend classes on campus and live more than 20km from a Swinburne campus may borrow by mail. Other students who have a special reason for not visiting a campus may also apply to use this service.

To borrow by mail, use the place a request form.

Borrow from other libraries

Remote off-campus students may borrow from other tertiary libraries in Victoria and interstate. To find out how to register see borrowing from other libraries.

Return

You must pay for return postage. Return by post to:

Library Loans
Swinburne Library
Swinburne University of Technology
PO Box 218
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Australia

Contact us

Contact us for research help and general enquiries.

Contact off-campus-service@swin.edu.au for loan enquiries.