Students and staff are able to borrow books, videos, DVDs, software and other material from the General Collection when visiting the Library.

Journals, magazines, newspapers and books in the Reference Collection are not for loan.

Loan periods differ according to your level of study.

Please carry your UNE Card as this is essential for in-person borrowing.

You cannot borrow, place holds, recall or renew loans on behalf of someone else.

Students can borrow from home using Library Search. To access borrowing and requesting services, online students should sign in first.

For instructions on how to borrow books and other items from home, see our online video below.


Requesting copies of paper resources

Students can request copies of articles from journals, book chapters and case law reports held in our paper collection. Requests for articles and book chapters are made through Search.

To request copies of case law reports held in the Library's paper collection, students should use the Library Form available for the purpose.

Community Borrowers

If members of the public wish to borrow items from the Library's collections, they must apply to become a Community Borrower.

Students and staff from other universities

Please refer to the page on reciprocal borrowing at UNE.


All loans are subject to recall and must be returned when requested. Failure to return recalled material may result in heavy fines.

Returning loans

During open hours, there are return chutes next to the Single Service Desk in Dixson Library and at the Loans Desk in the Law Library.

After hours, loans can be returned through the return chutes next to the front doors of the Dixson and Law Library.

Loans returned after hours will be processed on the next opening day.

The UNE Library pays for return postage for items borrowed by online students. For further information, see the borrowing from home page.

Loans from Reserve

Reserve items should be handed to the staff member on duty at the Desk.

Further information and assistance


Phone: (02) 6773 2458

Toll free (Online Students): 1800 059 735