Borrowing

Use your library barcode for borrowing and electronic access.
Books, DVDs and reports can be borrowed via the self-check machine.

Standard loan periods

Item Loan Period Renewals
Books, DVDs and reports 2 weeks 2
iPads flexible loan period from 2 weeks up to 1 year 2
Special reserve items 2 hours or visit the loans desk at 4.30pm to arrange for an overnight loan. Return by 9am the following day Nil

Reserves

Reserve items online or call the loans desk (02) 614 27759 from 8:30 am to 5 pm during library opening hours ACT Health staff can request items to be sent to their work address via internal mail at no cost. Please email your request in advance to TCH.Library@act.gov.au or contact the library loans desk on 02 614 27759.

Reserve items online

To Login to your library account click on My Library Account
  • Type in your User ID (library barcode) and your password (your last name + last 2 digits of your barcode)
  • Click on "New Search"
  • Search for the item and click on the title
  • Click on "Request"

Renewals

Login to your library account to renew your items online or contact the loans desk by phoning 02 614 27759 or email: tch.library@act.gov.au
Renewing loans online
  • View your record in my library account
  • Type in your User ID (library barcode) and your password (your last name + last 2 digits of your barcode)
  • Click on loans
  • Select the items you wish to renew and click on the “renew” button
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that your items have been renewed successfully
The following items cannot be renewed
  • Items reserved for another patron
  • Items that have already been renewed the maximum number of times

Overdues and fines

Fines will apply to all items that are overdue.
Books, DVDs and reports$0.50 per item per day
Special Reserve items$0.50 per item per hour
iPads$5.00 per item per day

If your fines are $5 or more, you will be blocked from borrowing until the full amount is settled.
You may pay fines in person at the library loans desk, by cash or cheque made to "Health Directorate Library”.
Return or renew your items by the due date to avoid overdue fines.
Check your email regularly for overdue or courtesy notices.
If Library material is lost or damaged, the replacement cost will be charged.
Any item 28 days overdue is automatically deemed "Lost".
Direct all queries to the library loans desk. Call 02 614 27759 during business hours or email TCH.Library@act.gov.au

Returns

Return your loans to the library loans desk or the after-hours return chute in the library on the left hand side of the door.

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