Access 24/7

The Library offers flexibility and choice, backed by intelligent systems to assist you in making informed decisions. Achieve your outcomes with a wide range of data and access to discipline specific resources 24/7.

Use My account to

  • View your current loans and due dates
  • Renew your loans
  • Place and cancel holds (Griffith staff and students only)
  • View unpaid charges
  • Authorise recording of your borrowing history
  • Rate and review items
  • Set up alerts and saved lists

Textbooks, resources and readings

We provide access to your required course resources. Reading lists created by your course convenor contain links to electronic books and digitised readings or the library catalogue when resources are not available online.

It's worth planning ahead

While many resources are accessible online they may have a limited number of simultaneous users so don't leave it to the last minute if you plan to rely on the library for your required and recommended readings.

  • Required resources are essential to your learning in a course and facilitate achievement of the course’s learning outcomes.
  • Recommended resources provide additional, background or current information relevant to the course’s learning outcomes.

Resource access

Need help using our resources? Can't print or download that ebook? Detailed self-help is available.

Interlibrary loan

You can request delivery of books and articles from other Australian and International libraries.

Make a request

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What you can borrow

Undergraduate students, including OUA Commonwealth Supported Places.

Standard loans

Unlimited items

60 day loan

2 renewals

Laptop loans

3 hour loan

No renewals

OUA not entitled

Reserve items

2 items

2 hour loan

No renewals

BONUS+ items

5 items

21 day loan

1 renewal

Holds

12 items (including 5 BONUS+)

Standard loans

Unlimited items

6 month loan

1 renewal

Laptop loans

3 hour loan

No renewals

Reserve items

2 items

2 hour loan

No renewals

BONUS+ items

10 items

21 day loan

1 renewal

Holds

12 items (including 10 BONUS+)

Standard loans

Unlimited items

6 month loan

1 renewal

Laptop loans

Not entitled

Reserve items

2 items

2 hour loan

No renewals

BONUS+ items

10 items

21 day loan

1 renewal

Holds

12 items (including 10 BONUS+)

Standard loans

3 items

28 day loan

3 renewals

Laptop loans

Not entitled

Reserve items

2 items

2 hour loan

No renewals

BONUS+ items

Not entitled

Holds

3 items

Standard loans

Unlimited items

60 day loan

2 renewals

Laptop loans

Not entitled

Reserve items

2 items

2 hour loan

No renewals

BONUS+ items

Not entitled

Holds

12 items

Standard loans

20 items

28 day loan

2 renewals

Laptop loans

Not entitled

Reserve items

Not entitled

BONUS+ items

Not entitled

Holds

Not entitled

If a standard loan item you have on loan is placed on hold by another borrower, you will receive a recall email notice asking you to return the item. Recall notices specify a new due date for the item on loan, allowing a minimum 7-day loan period on a standard loan.

Find out how borrowing works

Off-campus students

Enrolled as off-campus? Living overseas? On rural placement? We will send resources to your remote location.

Community members

You can walk into any campus library for free access to our physical resources, however we do not allow access to electronic resources. You can also borrow selected resources by joining the library for a fee.

QUESTIONS

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If you have any questions about the Library or computing, you can find your answers on Ask Us 24/7.

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