Campus Facilities & Services
Borrowing items from the Library
Most items can be borrowed, except reference material and journals, which are for use in the library only. Local students may borrow up to 15 items, and the loan period is 2 weeks. We will post items to distance students who are not able to visit the library in person. You may have up to 10 items on loan at any one time, and items are issued for 3 weeks, which includes postage time. BTI pays outward postage and you pay return.
All items issued in your name are your responsibility; therefore it is not recommended that you lend them to other people. It is also your responsibility to know when items are due back, and to return or renew them by that date. However, we will jog your memory by sending a courtesy email reminder before and after they become overdue.
If your books are returned late, there will be a charge of 50 cents per day per book, to a maximum of $10 per book. Once a maximum of $15 is reached, no further books will be issued until the fines are paid. However, there is a 2-day grace period so if your books are returned or renewed within 2 days of the due date, no fines will be charged. Short-term loans are charged at the rate of $3 per item per day, with no grace period.
If no response from you has been received after 3 overdue reminders, we will assume an item is lost, and you will be sent an account for the cost of replacement. If you find a lost item and return it within 6 months of payment, you will receive a refund of the amount paid minus $5 administration fee.
If you ignore reminders about outstanding fines, or lost books, your access to online courses may be blocked, and you may not receive your end-of-semester grades.
You may renew items by logging into Liberty as yourself. Details on how to log in are available on the library web page.
If an item you require is on loan to another user, you can reserve it by emailing the library or logging into Liberty as yourself.
Some items that are in high demand may be placed on temporary short-term loan. These are likely to be copies of set texts, or on your Required Reading list. They cannot be reserved or renewed.