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Access to the Library

All Ara staff and students can access Library resources and services, either by using their current Ara ID card or Ara network login credentials.

Members of the public are welcome to visit the Library and browse the collection, however we don’t offer external memberships.


The standard loan period is three weeks for both staff and students. Loan periods may vary for some resources – please check your emailed loan receipt.

There is no charge for borrowing materials, unless items are returned after the due date.

Overdues and fines

Overdue charges are applied to all items after the due date:

  • For three-week loan items: $0.50 per item, per day overdue
  • For three-day loan items: $3.00 per item, per day overdue
  • For three-hour loan items: $2.00 per item, per hour (or part-hour) overdue

Overdue items and fines may result in borrowing being suspended. If an item isn’t returned, further charges may be applied, including administration fees and replacement charges.

Contact details

Phone: 03 940 8089