Borrowing and returning

How it works

As staff, student or alumni of RMIT, you have access to the following borrowing privileges

Academic staff

Loan quota - 50 items

Loan period - 120 days

Renewals - 1

Professional staff

Loan quota - 25 items

Loan period - 30 days

Renewals - 1

All items can be renewed if they are not overdue or have been placed a reservation by another user. Loan can be renewed online, by phone or in person.

Renewals last 15 days (maximum renewal period = 45 days)

English students

Loan quota - 10 items

Loan period - 30 days

Renewals - 1

Undergraduate and postgraduate students

Loan quota - 25 items

Loan period - 30 days

Renewals - 1

All items can be renewed if they are not overdue or have been placed a reservation by another user. Loan can be renewed online, by phone or in person.

Renewals last 15 days (maximum renewal period = 45 days)

Loan quota - 15 items

Loan period - 30 days

Renewals - 1

All items can be renewed if they are not overdue or have been placed a reservation by another user. Loan can be renewed online, by phone or in person.

Renewals last 15 days (maximum renewal period = 45 days)

Lost or damaged items

Lost or damaged items should be reported to the library as soon as possible. If your book is lost or damaged, you will be charged for repair or replacement.

Repair fee: 100,000vnd

Replacement fee = Cost of the item + processing fee (VND 200,000)

Damaged items

Upon return of the books and materials, a repair / replacement fee will be charged for any damage as follows:

Minor Damage (repair fee)

There are light damages to the book covers (markings on the inside or outside, or portions ripped off), or to the pages (medium to large creases, tears, stains, writing, or liquid damage).

Major Damage (replacement fee)

  • The cover is noticeably damaged or missing.
  • Or pages are stained, missing, illegible, or otherwise warped.
  • Or there is heavy writing and/ or highlighting throughout the book.
  • Or any other conditions that make the book unusable, including exposure to chemicals, cleaning agents, perfumes or tobacco smoke, etc. that causes a noticeable odour.

Audio-Visual materials (CDs-DVDs)

A replacement fee will be applied to all materials noticeably damaged (broken items or serious scratches) or unable to be read by devices.

If you disagree with the library fine

Talk to a staff member at the service desk. We will consider all legitimate concerns about library fines.

We will not accept the following reasons:

  • Lack of knowledge of library policy
  • Unwillingness to take responsibility for material loaned to a third party
  • Forgetting the due date
  • Not receiving library reminders, either via email or in the mail
  • Email inbox was full
  • Unable to visit the library often or distance from the library
  • Disagreement with library fine policy
  • Not being on campus
  • Semester breaks, summer vacation
  • Changed opening hours