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Alumni

The University of Tasmania Library offers their alumni members Library borrower membership free of charge.

Alumni are entitled to access limited electronic resources, you don't need to register, or be located in Tasmania to access these resources. Please note: if you do not have access to your UTAS email username and password, you will need to contact with the Alumni Office. Once your email account has been reactivated, you will  automatically have access to these resources.

To Borrow (Tasmanian residents only):

Complete the online application form

  • When you are registering we will set you up with a Library PIN so that you can request and manage your loans

To renew your membership:

If your Alumni library borrowing card has expired and you would still like to borrower items from our collections, please email us. You must include the following

  • Borrower card number
  • Full name
  • Address and phone number

When visiting the Library

  • masks must be carried at all times and worn as per current advice from the Tasmanian government, and
  • maintain 1.5 metre physical distancing

How many books can I borrow?

No. of items Loan periodRenewals
25 28 days 3

Alumni Borrowers can:

  • Request items and borrow from any UTAS Library (Tasmanian based Alumni only)
  • Request a scan of a chapter, extract or article from a print item
  • Access some electronic resources when off campus and a wider range of resources when visiting the Library in person
  • Access the library during staffed opening hours
  • Access free and open Guest Wifi on campus, no credentials required. Sign in to UGuest wireless network and follow the on-screen instructions. Note:  a mobile phone will be required to receive your login details.

By registering and signing your Borrower card you:

  • Accept responsibility for any costs for replacing or repairing library items lost or damaged by you
  • Agree to advise us if you change your address
  • Agree to advise us of any change in circumstances to those that allowed your membership


Further information on borrowing

General Public Members

  • Members of the public are welcome to visit our libraries during staffed opening hours
  • You are welcome to view our print resources within the Library or borrow items within some of our collections
  • Some electronic resources are accessible when visiting the Library in person

To Join

Complete the online application form

  • When registering we will set you up with a Library PIN so that you can request and manage your loans

To renew your membership:

If your general library borrowing card has expired and you would still like to borrower items from our collections, please email us. You must include the following:

  • Borrower card number
  • Full name
  • Address and phone number

How many books can I borrow?

No. of items Loan periodRenewals
25 28 days 3

General Public Borrowers can:

  • Request items and borrow from any UTAS Library in person
  • Request a scan of a chapter, extract or article from a print item
  • Access some electronic resources when visiting the Library in person
  • Access the library during staffed opening hours
  • Access free and open Guest Wifi on campus, no credentials required. Sign in to UGuest wireless network and follow the on-screen instructions. Note:  a mobile phone will be required to receive your login details.

Conditions

By registering and signing your Borrower card you:

  • Accept responsibility for any costs for replacing or repairing library items lost or damaged by you
  • Agree to advise us if you change your address
  • Agree to advise us of any change in circumstances to those that allowed your membership


Further information on borrowing

Royal Hobart Hospital

The University of Tasmania Library offers Staff of the Royal Hobart Hospital Library Borrower membership.

To Join

Complete the online application form, ensuring that you:

  • Provide supporting documentation with your application - Photo ID & evidence of current address and proof of current employment with RHH
  • When you are registering we will set you up with a Library PIN so that you can request and manage your loans

When visiting the Library

  • masks must be carried at all times and worn as per current advice from the Tasmanian government, and
  • maintain 1.5 metre physical distancing

How many books can I borrow?

Low Demand Items (General Collection)

No. of items Loan periodRenewals
25 28 days 3

High Demand Items

Item Category Number of Items Number of Renewals
Reserve - 2 hr 2 1
Reserve - 24 hr 2 1

Royal Hobart Hospital Staff Borrowers can:

  • Request items and borrow from any UTAS Library
  • Request a scan of a chapter, extract or article from a print item
  • Access some electronic resources when visiting the Library in person
  • Get help from UTAS Library staff
  • Access the library during staffed opening hours
  • Access free and open Guest Wifi on campus, no credentials required. Sign in to UGuest wireless network and follow the on-screen instructions. Note:  a mobile phone will be required to receive your login details.

Conditions

By registering and signing your Borrower card you:

  • Accept responsibility for any costs for replacing or repairing library items lost or damaged by you
  • Agree to advise us if you change your address
  • Agree to advise us of any change in circumstances to those that allowed your membership


Further borrowing information

School Students

The University of Tasmania Library provides an introduction for school students to the University environment and is offered in partnership with Tasmanian Schools

Note: If you are a Year 11/12 student already enrolled in the UTAS College Program, you should already have access to the UTAS Library.

To join

Complete the application form, ensuring that you:

  • Provide your school email address (not hotmail, gmail, yahoo etc)
  • Nominate a four digit Library PIN
  • Print and have your parent, guardian or responsible adult complete the application consent form  (PDF 87KB)
  • Attach consent form with your online application

When visiting the Library

  • masks must be carried at all times and worn as per current advice from the Tasmanian government, and
  • maintain 1.5 metre physical distancing

How many books can I borrow?

No. of items Loan periodRenewals
25 28 days 3

Borrowers can:

  • Request items to borrow from any UTAS Library
  • Use current School ID card to borrow items from any UTAS Library
  • Request a scan of a chapter, extract or article from a print item
  • Access some electronic resources when visiting the Library in person
  • Access the library during staffed opening hours
  • Access an online Library Guide, including Resources for Secondary Schools guide
  • Get help from UTAS Library staff
  • Access free and open Guest Wifi on campus, no credentials required. Sign in to UGuest wireless network and follow the on-screen instructions. Note:  a mobile phone will be required to receive your login details.

Conditions

By registering and signing your application form you:

  • Accept responsibility for costs for replacing or repairing library items lost or damaged by you
  • Agree to advise us if you change your address
  • Agree to advise us of any change in circumstances to those that allowed your membership

Further information on borrowing

For more information on borrowing please contact:

Southern Schools Contact North & North West Schools Contact

Rachel Adams
Library Services & Facilities Coordinator
Ph:6226 2880

Email: Rachel.Adams@utas.edu.au

Glenn Mulcaster
Librarian
Ph:6324 3061

Email: Glenn.Mulcaster@utas.edu.au

Students & Staff of other Universities

University of Tasmania Library borrower membership is available to current staff and students (based in Tasmania) from universities who participate in the following reciprocal borrowing program. This membership is free and eligibility criteria apply.

List of participating universities

Students of Universities not participating in ULANZ are welcome to join as a member of the General Public .

Open University students enrolled at other universities may join as a member of the general public.

Members within Tasmania of - University of the Third Age (U3A) are welcome to join as a member of the General Public.

To Join

Complete the online application form,  ensuring that you:

  • Provide supporting documentation with your application : Photo ID, proof of enrolment or membership to another university & evidence of current Tasmanian address
  • When you are registering we will set you up with a Library PIN so that you can request and manage your loans

When visiting the Library

  • masks must be carried at all times and worn as per current advice from the Tasmanian government, and
  • maintain 1.5 metre physical distancing

How many books can I borrow?

No. of items Loan periodRenewals
25 28 days 3

Borrowers can:

Conditions

By registering and signing your Borrower card you:

  • Accept responsibility for any costs for replacing or repairing library items lost or damaged by you
  • Agree to advise us if you change your address
  • Agree to advise us of any change in circumstances to those that allowed your membership

Further information on borrowing