Borrow from UTAS Library

Low Demand Items (General Collection)

 Borrower category No. of items   Loan period Renewals 
Undergraduates & Non-UTAS borrowers 25 28 days  3
Undergraduate Flexible borrowers 25 35 days  3
Honours, Postgraduates & Staff 50 84 days  3
Non-UTAS borrowers 25 28 days  3


High Demand Items

Item category No. of items Renewals
Reserve 2 hour 2 1
Reserve 24 hour 2 1
3 day loan 5 3
  • Flexible borrowers have a 3 day loan for 5 days
  • Non-UTAS borrowers are unable to borrow 2 hr & 24 hr reserve items (Royal Hobart Hospital staff excepted)


Print Journals

 Borrower category No. of items   Loan period Renewals 
Honours, Postgraduates & Staff  5  3 days  1
  • The maximum number of items an undergraduate or non-UTAS borrower may borrow is 25 items
  • The maximum number of items an honours, postgraduate or staff member may borrow is 50 items

From General Collection

  • Take your ID card and your items to the Desk or to self check terminal if available.
  • Please keep the due date receipt or check My Library to see when your items are due. 
    Note: The due date may change if the item is recalled
  • Borrowing arrangements if you are registered with Flexible Library Service.
  • Please return Reserve items to the library that you borrowed the item from.
  • All other items may be returned at any UTAS library or at the Devonport Polytechnic Library.
  • After hour return chutes are available in all libraries except Music. The return chutes in the Art and Clinical Libraries are accessible ONLY when the buildings are open.

How do I renew?

  1. Click on My Library
  2. Enter your ID number from your UTAS ID card and your Library PIN
    (Need a PIN - select Don't know your PIN?  to create one)
  3. Select the link Items currently checked out
  4. Select the items to renew then click Renew Marked, or to renew all items click Renew All
  5. Note the new due dates
  6. Protect your account - always Logout

How many times can I renew?

You can renew: 

  • Reserve items once if there are no bookings
  • 3 day loan and Low Demand (General) items three times, as long as they haven't been recalled/requested by someone else  
  • Print journals once (staff & postgraduates can borrow & renew print journals)

Why can’t I renew? 

  • You may have reached your renewal limit 
  • Your item may have been requested or booked by someone else
  • You may have a library fine of $5 or more

Need help to renew?

Use your ID number from your UTAS ID card and your Library PIN to request and book items.

You can manage your requests and bookings in your My Library account.

Basic do it yourself instructions are provided here. 

Staff and postgraduate students can use our Document Delivery service to request items the University of Tasmania Library does not have.

If you are not part of the University of Tasmania Library user community, you can ask your university, public or state library to obtain items from the University of Tasmania Library for you.

What is a recall?

Someone else may request an item that you have out on loan.  If this happens you will receive a recall notice by email. The due date of the recalled item you have on loan may have been reduced.

What do I need to do?
  • Check the recall notice as your due date for the item recalled may have been reduced
  • Return the item by the due date on the recall notice   
  • You will have 7 days to return a recalled item from the date the recall was placed unless the original due date is earlier
  • Consider recalls if you have items on loan and you plan to be away for any length of time
  • Remember $1 per day is charged for overdue recalled items

I still want to use the item that has been recalled?

Return the item to the library and then place a request for the item 

Why do we have recalls?

Recalls help to provide all clients with fair access to resources. Loan periods for low demand (General) items are generous and will be automatically adjusted according to user demand via the recall system. This means that if others require an item you have on loan, your loan and all subsequent loan periods will be shortened until all requests are satisfied.

My Library allows you to see what you have on loan, renew items, cancel requests and bookings, 'opt in' to retain your borrowing history, save lists or change your Library PIN.

To access My Library:
  1. Click on My Library
  2. Enter your ID number from your UTAS ID card and your Library PIN  (Need a PIN - select Don't know your PIN?  to create one)
  3. Protect your account - always Logout


All UTAS staff and students are members of the UTAS Library.  If you are not part of the UTAS Community please view our Non-UTAS membership options.  

UTAS staff and students

Your UTAS card provides proof of your identity and your membership of the University community. It is also your Library card. 

In the Library you need it to:

student card

You are responsible for items borrowed on your card unless you reported the loss of your card to the Library before an item was borrowed.

If you change your address let your closest library know and please email Student Centre

UTAS ID Card Frequently Asked Questions

Library PIN


Fines for overdue items

  • Reserve 2 hour loan
    $5 initial fine per item and $1 per hour thereafter (maximum fine $30)
  • Reserve 24 hour loan
    $5 initial fine per item and $1 per hour thereafter (maximum fine $30)
  • 3 day loan & print journal
    $5 initial fine per item and $1 per day thereafter (maximum fine $30)
  • Low demand items
    an account for the replacement cost of the item and a $30 processing fee is emailed when the item is 28 days overdue
  • Recalled/Requested low demand items
    fines of $1 per day apply for the late return of recalled/requested items (maximum fine $30)

Lost Items

An account/tax invoice for the replacement cost of an item and a $30 processing fee is e-mailed after the item is:

  • 7 days overdue (Reserve 2 & 24 hour loan)
  • 14 days overdue (3 day loan & print journal)
  • 28 days overdue (Low demand item)

UTAS staff  are not charged overdue fines, however  the replacement cost and $30 processing fee for lost items apply.  

For more information refer to Payments, notices & fines