How it works

We will renew the items for you, unless:

  • there is a hold request, or
  • you've kept the item for 12 months (3 months for CAVAL borrowers).

We will send you a courtesy email each time we renew your loans and will let you know if you have to return any of the items.

You are responsible for keeping track of the due dates. You must return all items that we couldn't renew for you by the due date.

  • Your borrowing rights will be suspended at all RMIT University Library sites.
  • You will be fined $0.50 per day for each overdue item (Reserve material will be charged at $5.00 per hour).
  • You will not be able to pick up holds or borrow from our Libraries until you:
    • return overdue items through the chute and wait for us to clear them from your record,
    • pay in full any accumulated overdue fines that reached $25 and above. 
  • We will treat the item as lost and charge replacement costs and overdue fees (50 cents per day) to your library account.
  • If you return the item before it becomes 180 days overdue:
    • we will waive the replacement cost
    • you will still need to pay the overdue fees in full before we can clear your library account.
  • We will remove the item from your record,
  • We may buy the replacement,
  • You will need to pay replacement costs and other associated library fees in full before we can clear your library account,
  • We will not accept returns of items after 180 days.

Please note: the replacement cost is based on actual costs as defined by the Library.

If you believe you have returned an item, but it is still showing on your library record, please contact the Library where you returned the item, or use the claims returned form so that the problem can be resolved.

Answers to questions about the claims returned process are available.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.