Membership and Borrowing

MembershipBorrowingRequests and RenewalsOverdue Items


South Metropolitan TAFE Students
All currently enrolled students are eligible to borrow from the Library.  
Your South Metropolitan TAFE Student ID card  is your Library card. Please present your Student ID card when using library services. 
South Metropolitan TAFE  Staff

South Metropolitan TAFE  staff members can apply to become Library members.  Contact your Campus Library for information on how to become a member.

A Library card will be created for you upon your enrolment in the Library system.

Reciprocal Borrowers

Current students studying at other WA State Training Providers (such as North Metropolitan TAFE), as well as Curtin, Murdoch and Edith Cowan Universities, have reciprocal rights at South Metropolitan TAFE.

Present your current Student ID card and enrolment documents at any South Metropolitan TAFE Campus Library.  Reciprocal borrowers can loan up to 2 items at one time.  Ask at the Library for further conditions of use.

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Students may borrow 6 items at one time.

Loan Period
Can I Request at my home Library? 
Can I Request from another South Metropolitan TAFE Library? 
Books  Three Weeks Yes Yes
DVD / CD / Video One Week Yes Yes
Journals / magazines One Week  Yes Yes
Closed Reserve Two Hours  Yes No
Reference Not for Loan No No
Two Day Loans
Two Days
Yes No

Library members may borrow or request items from any other South Metropolitan TAFE campus. Some restrictions apply.  These are described in the table above.

South Metropolitan TAFE students are entitled to borrow resources from other WA State Training Provider Libraries such as North Metropolitan TAFE , also from Curtin, Edith Cowan and Murdoch Universities.  Present your current South Metropolitan TAFE Student ID card and enrollment form at the other institution to gain reciprocal rights. The conditions of use will vary at each institution so check before you borrow. 

Please note that you are responsible for the safe return of all items borrowed on your card.   Borrow for your own use, and don’t allow others to borrow using your Student ID card.

Students studying off-campus  have special loan provisions to suit this mode of study. Please see the Services for External Students page or contact the Library for more details

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Requests and Renewals


If the item you want is on loan to another borrower, you may request that we hold the item for you when it is returned.

You can also request that an item available at another South Metropolitan TAFE Campus Library is brought to your campus Library for you to collect.

Speak to Library Staff if you want to place a request. 

When placing a Request, select the most convenient pick-up campus. We will contact you when the item is ready to collect.

If the item is Available (ie not on loan) at another campus, allow three days for delivery. If the item is On Loan, it will be held for you when it is returned.  



Most items may be renewed once, providing they are not overdue or required by other borrowers.  This may be done in person, by telephone, or via the Library Catalogue or Supersearch.  

Loans cannot be renewed if:

  • Another student has placed a Request on the item
  • The item has been renewed once previously, or
  • The item is overdue or there are outstanding accounts 

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Overdue Items

If you keep an item beyond the due date, you will receive a reminder from the Library. Library members with overdue items cannot borrow until all overdue items are returned.

If an item is not returned within a reasonable time, you will receive an invoice for the replacement cost.  Library members with outstanding accounts will not be permitted to borrow any further items.  Unpaid invoices are referred to a debt collection agency.