Library Services Borrow and Renew

Borrow and Renew

Borrow from the Library

  • JCU staff and students - borrowing
    JCU staff and students do not need to join the Library. Your staff/student card is your Library card. It is required for all transactions
  • Intercampus  Service
    Requesting non-borrowable items, print journal articles held at another JCU campus.
  • Hold Requests
    How to request items.
  • Interlibrary Loans & Document Supply to other institutions
    James Cook University Library provides loans and copies of most library items to other libraries both in Australia and overseas.
  • Theses Sales & Loans
    All inquiries for a loan or purchase of a thesis are considered on a case-by-case-basis.
  • Multimedia Equipment Loans
    Borrow video and digital cameras, voice recorders, datashows etc.
  • Borrowing as an Off Campus Student
    Off Campus Library Services are available to JCU students and staff residing in Australia but who live further than 50 kilometres from either the JCU Townsville or Cairns Campuses.
  • eBook Guide
    Many of our books are available online as eBooks. These books are provided by different companies, and may appear and work differently depending on the provider and the access conditions for that book. This guide provides advice and information regarding reading, downloading and “borrowing” our eBooks.

Returns, renewals, fines and your library account

Borrow from other libraries

Not a JCU student or staff member?

  • JCU Alumni
    JCU alumni and graduates are welcome to continue their access to the Library collection.
  • Community members
    Individual and corporate members of the public are welcome to visit or join the Library. Senior students (years 11 and 12) can sign up to become community members for a reduced fee.
  • Reciprocal members
    Reciprocal borrowing is available to staff and students of cooperating Universities under the University Libraries Australia Scheme.

Borrowing FAQ