Borrowing limits for researchers

Upon presentation of a current CQUniversity ID card each researcher in good standing with the Library may borrow the following:

  • unlimited items from the general collection – 21 or 7 day loans

  • print journals for 21 days

  • unlimited renewals from the general collection (provided the item is not requested) 

  • one hold per title for items currently on loan

Borrowing regulations for researchers

Loans will be renewed automatically unless the item is requested by another borrower or you are blocked from borrowing.

All notices and communications from the Library will be forwarded to the official University email address. The responsibility for checking email and returning or renewing material by the due date rests with the borrower.

Research staff are advised not to return material via a third person, as the borrower is liable for the safe return of the material. Research staff should not re-lend borrowed material to another person. 

Any research staff member who does not return overdue material or material that has been recalled by the Library will not be permitted to borrow any further material until the situation is rectified.  A staff member may become ineligible (i.e. denied borrowing privileges) if recalled loans are overdue.

Overdue or lost items

Overdue items

Library users with overdue items will be blocked from borrowing further items or renewing items. The Library will notify borrowers when they must return these items (or replace them with a copy of the same or a later edition) to avoid charges. If the items are not returned or replaced by this date, the borrower will be required to:

  • Pay a replacement charge of $150.00 (incl. GST)

Borrowing privileges will be reinstated once all overdue items have been returned and any appropriate charges have been paid.

Lost or damaged items

If an item is lost or damaged, the borrower is required to:

  • Replace the item (the Library will accept a copy of the same or a later edition) OR pay a replacement charge of $150.00 (incl. GST)

The replacement fee for laptops and multimedia equipment will be the current market price. 

Any person detected at the security gate with library material which is defaced or has not been loaned in accordance with the library's borrowing procedures is liable for disciplinary action.

Borrowing from other universities

Join another library

CQUniversity is a member of University Libraries Australia and New Zealand (ULANZ) Borrowing Scheme opens in a new window. You can apply for reciprocal membership of other ULANZ member libraries. There may be a membership fee. Please check the library website of the university you are interested in borrowing from for details.

Access materials from other libraries through CQU library

CQUniversity Library supports CQUniversity researchers by providing an Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Service. Eligible researchers include:

  • full-time and part-time academic staff who contribute to the research output of Central Queensland University
  • students enrolled in a higher degree research program, PhD, EdD, Doctor of Business, Masters by Research or Professional Doctorate.