Loan Lengths

Enrolled UCOL students and staff are able to borrow items from the Library. You can have a maximum of 15 items issued to you at any one time.

Various loan lengths are available:

3 Weeks ​The majority of library material falls within this category
​1 Week ​High use material
​2 Days ​Applies to special items (see your Library)
​3 Hours
​Desk Reserves Collection including Laptops (use only on Campus)

Renewing the Due Date

Borrowers are encouraged to return library resources on time or renew items before they become overdue. Fines for overdue materials apply. Borrowing privileges may be removed for students accruing Library debt.

To renew the items you have out on loan please go to the Library catalogue and login or contact your Library.

Providing no one is waiting to borrow the item you wish to renew, you will be able to extend the due date up to two more times.

Overdue Notices

All notices will be sent to your Student or Staff email address and are sent as a courtesy only.

Library invoices will be sent by mail. If you have an item that is long overdue you will receive an invoice. Any accounts not settled within one month will be referred to the UCOL Debt Collection Agency.


Fines for overdue items apply as follows on a per item basis after the due date.

​General Collection ​Fines for the late return of general collection books are charged at the rate of $0.10 per day.
​Desk Reserves Fines for the late return of desk reserve books are charged at the rate of $0.10 per minute.
Laptops Fines for late return of laptop items are charged at the rate of $0.10 per minute.

Library staff may recall items at any time, and if these are not returned within 2 working days you will be liable for a standard $20 fine.

When a borrower owes $5.00 or more in fines or lost book costs, rights to borrow any further items from the Library may be suspended until the record is clear.