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Roseworthy Campus Library Guide

Collections | Library Card | Borrowing | Reserve Collection | Loan periods | Renewals | Recalls | Returning books | Overdue items | Assistance to users with disabilities


Library Card

Your staff or student Identity Card is also your Library Card.
Your Library Card must be produced to borrow an item.
If you lose your Library Card, report the loss immediately - loans made with it before it is reported lost will be your responsibility.
A Library Card may be used only by the person to whom it was issued.


To borrow Main collection books, hand the book and your card to an assistant at the Service Enquiries desk. You can't borrow books without your ID card. The loan will be recorded in the computer and a loan receipt can be sent to your email address if required. You must return the book, or renew the loan, on, or before the due date.  All loan periods are subject to recall, ie loan period will be shortened to one week when required by another user.

What and how many

Staff, PIRSA/SARDI, Advanced level students, Undergraduate students and alumni of the University of Adelaide may borrow items from Roseworthy Library, the Barr Smith Library and from the other branch libraries, and may have on loan up to fifty items at a time.

Reserve collection

For Reserve collection items, request the item at the Library Desk by call number.  The call number is available from the Library Search.  Reserve collection items are issued for use in the Library for a three-hour loan period.  Overnight loans are available from 4.00 pm and are due back to Roseworthy Library by 9.00 am the next day.  Weekend loans are available from 4.00 pm on Friday and are due back at Roseworthy Library by 9.00 am on the following Monday.

Loan periods

Staff, PIRSA/SARDI, advanced level students, undergraduate students, Alumni members

Loan periods


Main collection books 10 weeks 5
Reserve collection 3 hours/Overnight/weekend 1
Journals (bound volumes) 1 week 1


Community/Reciprocals/Fee paying/Year 12 students

Loan periods


Main collection books 4 weeks 4
Reserve collection Use in Library only 1
Journals Not for loan Not for loan


You may renew the loan of a book from MyLibrary or you can take it to the Service Enquiries desk before the due date.

You may also renew a loan by phone [call 8313 7844] -- quote the Library barcode number from your ID Card and the title of the book.

A loan may not be renewed if another user has requested the item


If the item you have on loan is requested by another user, the loan period is reduced to one week and you will be sent an email notice asking you to return it. Please make sure you check your University email address regularly.

Books recalled for the Reserve collection must be returned immediately.

Returning books

Main collection loans may be returned or renewed at any of the University of Adelaide Libraries (Barr Smith, Law, Elder Music, Roseworthy, Waite). Books borrowed from the Reserve collection must be returned directly to the Library desk from which they were borrowed.

Overdue items

If you have overdue items, you will receive reminder notices, then you will be sent an invoice for the cost of replacement of the item, plus a non-refundable handling charge of $30.00 (GST exempt) per item. High-use items, e.g. recalled or reserve items, will be invoiced quickly.