Using the library
Petersham Crystal Street Campus library provides a range of resources for you to access. We offer online databases, eResources , research guides, orientation tours, workshops and facilities. We are here to help you navigate your way to great results.
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|Mon – Thu||10:00am–8:00pm|
|Mon 19 Dec 2016 - Fri 20 Jan 2017||Closed|
|Mon 23 Jan - Wed 25 Jan 2017||10:00am-4:00pm|
|Thu 26 Jan 2017||Closed - Australia Day public holiday|
|Fri 27 Jan 2017||10:00am-4:00pm|
|Weekends and public holidays||Closed.|
Please note that Ultimo College Library is open on Saturdays during term. View the Ultimo Campus map to find the library location.
To borrow you will need a current TAFEcard which is issued at enrolment. If you don’t have a TAFEcard you will need to go to Student Administration at your college – take proof of enrolment and identification with you.
You may borrow up to 12 items including six print items such as books or magazines and two audio-visual items each of AV kits, CD-ROMs, music CDs, videos or DVDs.
Loans are for two weeks except for some textbooks, videos and DVDs which are for one week loan only.
Please see the TAFEcard conditions of use for library borrowing for further details.
Items can be returned at the service desk or into the after-hours return box chute located outside and to the right of the library door.
Overdue charges and penalties
The library is committed to the fair sharing of resources between library users. For this reason the library has a penalty process for late returns.
Borrowing privileges will be suspended as soon as an item is overdue. You will not be able to borrow from any TAFE NSW library until the item is returned, paid for or replaced.
Charges and penalties will be incurred for long overdue library items:
- A $10 charge will be incurred for each item returned to the library after a Breach of Discipline notice has been issued.
- Exam results and testamurs will be withheld.
- You will be prevented from re-enrolling or graduating from any TAFE NSW college until all overdue charges have been paid.
- An appeal may be lodged against the penalty imposed if you believe an error has been made.
You can renew your library items twice:
- If they are not reserved by someone else, and
- Items are not overdue.
Renewals can be done in person, over the phone or online via ‘My Account’ in the library catalogue.
You will need your TAFEcard to renew your items.
To renew your library items online Go to 'My account – renew my materials' in the library catalogue. You will need your:
- TAFEcard – you will use the barcode on the card
- Library PIN (password).
If you do not have a library PIN please contact library staff.
If an item you want has been borrowed please ask staff to place a hold on it. We will contact you as soon as the item is returned.
You can view the status of your hold online via ‘My Account’ in the library catalogue. If you do not have a library PIN please go to the library service desk.
If a course-related item is not held at our library, you may request an interlibrary loan. This means library staff will request the item from another TAFE NSW library on your behalf. Interlibrary loan requests should be made at the college library where you are enrolled.
Please allow up to ten working days for your item to arrive. When the item is available you will be contacted.
Service conditions apply – please contact library staff for details.
As a Petersham TAFE student you can become a member of the following libraries:
- University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
Membership fees, borrowing limits and other conditions of use apply – please contact library staff for further details.
Petersham Campus libraries provide computers for student use. See Facilities for further details.
The Online Communication Services – TAFE NSW Code of Expected User Behaviour applies to all users of TAFE NSW computer networks.