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Who can borrow?

All currently enrolled South West TAFE students and staff may borrow books, magazines and other resources from the South West TAFE Library. Please present your current student or staff card each time you wish to borrow.

Students and staff from other institutions who are members of the CAVAL reciprocal borrowing scheme are also welcome to borrow books and magazines from the collection.

In addition, members of the community are more than welcome to use material in the collection on-site. A membership is available for members of the community who wish to become borrowers. For further details, and assistance please contact the library.

Loans Table

  Books Magazines/Journals DVD/CD/Audiobooks Laptops Equipment (Projector, speakers, etc.) Reserve (Short term loan)
(30 items)
3 weeks 3 weeks 1 week Overnight & Weekend only NO Varies: In Library Use, Overnight, 3 Day or 7 Day
(30 items)
3 weeks 3 weeks 1 week

Notebooks: 2 weeks or less

Laptops: greater than 2 weeks up to 1 term

Overnight & Weekend (book in advance) Varies: In Library Use, Overnight, 3 Day or 7 Day
‚Äč(5 items)
3 weeks 3 weeks NO NO NO NO
Community (30 items) 3 weeks 3 weeks NO NO NO NO


Renew Your Loans

Please return or renew your loans before the due date.


Your PIN is your date of birth:
ie: day, month and year (DDMMYYYY)
eg: 05101982

If you have any issues logging in or if any of your items fail to renew, please contact the library at 03 5564 8956 or

Place Holds / Request Items

For collection from the Library Service Desk (Warrnambool), or Front Office (Hamilton, Portland, Sherwood Park, & Colac). 

  • Online via the Library Catalogue
  • By Phone - (03) 5564 8956
  • In person - ask for assistance at the Library
  • Via email

Please specify the items you are requesting and the campus at which you would like to collect items.

Borrow from other Libraries / Interlibrary Loan


South West TAFE staff and students are also entitled to borrow in person from other Victorian TAFE and University libraries through the CAVAL reciprocal borrowing scheme (a free service). Please visit the South West TAFE Library in advance to obtain your CAVAL card.

Interlibrary Loan

The Interlibrary Loans Service enables South West TAFE staff and students to request books and periodical articles (etc) from other libraries (when they are not held by the South West TAFE Library). Please contact the library to submit your request.

Overdue Items

  • Once an item is overdue it must be returned to the Library. 
  • Reminders are sent by post and email (please let Library staff know if you change your address or phone number). 
  • If an overdue item is not returned by the end of the academic year your results will be withheld and you will be billed for the replacement cost.
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