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Services: Borrowing

Partner Libraries

Several TAFE NSW Libraries are located or affiliated with other educational or government institutions. If you are a student enrolled at a location with a joint-use facility you may be able to access the resources owned by the other institution. 

Contact your local library for more details. 


Campus Catalogues   Borrowing rules/Information      

Coffs Harbour          

CHEC catalogue   CHEC Library  


Western Sydney University catalogue        Policies and rules  


University of Newcastle catalogue   Borrow  





TAFE Digital

For details on the location and opening hours of all our TAFE NSW Libraries please click on the relevant location tab.

Services Available to the Community

Those not currently studying with or working for TAFE NSW may be able to access some library services with an Associate Borrower membership. Examples of those who may be eligible to join include members of the local community and ex-students.


  • These may vary at each library location depending on the size and facilities available. Services are restricted to the library where you join
  • Loan of some types of resources
  • Reference assistance from library staff


  • Registration fees apply based on the length of membership required
  • A deposit may be payable at some locations

Please note:

  • This service may not be available at all TAFE NSW Libraries.
  • During COVID, click and collect services may be available, but there is currently no access to the library for Associate Borrowers

​​​​​​​Contact your local library for more details. 

Reciprocal Borrowing

Currently enrolled TAFE NSW students living in another state and able to visit a member library may be eligible to participate in the National Reciprocal Borrowing Scheme.  This is a free service.  Please contact a TAFE NSW Library or the Chat line first for assistance. You will need a current TAFEcard to access this service.

Opting Into Email Notices

You may choose to have your library notices sent to you by email. To find out more contact your library. 

Email notices will default to your TAFE NSW email address. Use the guide below to forward your TAFE NSW emails to another email account.

Loan Conditions

Material Type                   Loan period for students              Loan period for staff

Books                                2 weeks                                           4 weeks

Serial issues                      2 weeks                                           4 weeks

DVDs                                 2 weeks                                           4 weeks

Other AV                            2 weeks                                           4 weeks

(inc. CDs and videos) 

Loan Limits

Students can borrow up to a total of 10 items


If an item you need is currently out on loan, please contact your local library staff to request a HOLD. Once the item has been returned, library staff will contact you.


You can renew the items you have on loan three times. Some high demand items cannot be renewed and you are unable to renew an item that has a hold placed by another user.

Inter-Library Loans

TAFE NSW students and staff have access to resources across the Library Network. Many resources can be requested on inter-library loan from another TAFE NSW Library and collected from your closest library location.

Please allow up to one week in the post for the resource to arrive and ensure you return or request a renewal before the item is due.

Contact your local library for more details

Renewing Items and Placing Holds

Place holds or renew your library items at My Account. Note: Items available for renewal can be renewed before midnight on the day they are due. 

Log in with your TAFEcard barcode and your library PIN. For more information contact your local library.



You can also renew your items or place items on hold by phone or in person - just contact your local library. Please have your TAFEcard ready.

Please see loan conditions box above for more details on renewal limits.

Returning Items

You can return your items either in person in the library or via the return chutes provided. 

For opening hours or details on out of hour returns, please find your local library.

Library Fines and Penalties

All libraries in TAFE NSW impose fines for late return of items. You will be suspended from library services including borrowing from all TAFE NSW libraries. Your result notices and testamurs will be blocked until all outstanding items are returned and any fines paid.

For more details contact your local library.