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Library Services

The Trinity Library is open to the public 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. The Library is here to assist you with all of your research needs. Click on the images below to learn about how the library can help you.

Borrowing library items

Library members can borrow books, DVDs and CDs from the Library. The normal borrowing period is two weeks, with renewal availability:

  • Part-time students | 5 items per unit
  • Full-time students (3-4 units) | 15 items
  • Postgraduate course students | 15 items for 4 weeks
  • TTC Alumni and general members | 5 items

Below are the exception to the general rules:

  • Journals, Reference and Course Reserves can only be used in the Library
  • DVDs/CDs are all 7 day loans
  • 3 day loans are for 3 days and cannot be renewed
  • 7 day loans are for 7 days and cannot be renewed

Overdue charges apply and accumulate at 50¢ a day for short term loans and recalled items. An additional long overdue charge accrues after 3 weeks for all items.

How do I...

To borrow items from the library or to access online resources remotely you will need to apply for a Library Membership.

You can apply now for the Library Membership category relevant to you:

Trinity degree-level students | $0
Trinity Alumni 5 Year Membership | $100.00
General 1 Year Membership | $100.00
General 5 Year Membership | $350.00

You can do this yourself on the self-service computer or talk to library staff. To borrow via the self-service computer do the following:

  1. Locate the item you would like to borrow (see the Finding Information Guide for tips on how to find items)
  2. Go to the self-service computer (located just to the right of the library entry when exiting the library)
  3. Select ‘Check out materials’
  4. Scan or enter your library card number
  5. Scan the barcode of all the items you would like to borrow, most library barcodes are in the bottom right of the first page of the book
  6. Select ‘Done’

You can do this yourself on the Library Catalogue or contact library staff. To renew via the Library Catalogue do the following:

  1. Click ‘Sign in’ in the top right of the Library Catalogue
  2. Enter your Library card number and password and click ‘sign in’
  3. In the top right click ‘My Account’ > ‘Checkouts’
  4. Select the books you would like to renew
  5. Click ‘Renew items’
  6. Click ‘Renew’
  7. You will get a message advising if the renewal was successful or not

Note: you will not be able to renew if someone is waiting for the item or you have already renewed twice. If you would like to renew a third time please contact library staff.

You can do this yourself on the self-service computer or talk to library staff. To return via the self-service computer do the following:

  1. Go to the self-service computer (located just to the left of the library entry when entering the library)
  2. Select ‘Check in material’
  3. Scan the barcode of all the items you are returning, most library barcodes are in the bottom right of the first page of the book
  4. Select ‘Done’
  5. Put the returned items on the returns trolley

You can reserve items via the library catalogue or contacting library staff. Follow these steps to reserve an item through the catalogue.

  1. Find the item on the Library Catalogue
  2. Click on the title of the item you would like to reserve
  3. Click the blue ‘Reserve Title’ button at the bottom of the Access Options box
  4. Enter your library card number and password
  5. The Hold Request form will load, update any details, and click Submit
  6. You will receive an email when the item is ready for collection
Library computers

Computers are available in the library to use for word processing, research and printing. The college does not accept responsibility for any loss, financial (e.g. on-line banking) or otherwise relating to information, while using college computers. Please note that no documents or personal software are to be downloaded/stored on these computers, please bring a USB for saving documents or utilise cloud storage (e.g. Dropbox or Google Drive). Research and college work by students and other library members always takes priority over personal use (e.g. checking emails or social media).

Copying and printing

Black and white copying and printing (10¢ per page) is available from the Ricoh printer in the Library. Scanning is available free of charge. A reminder that all copying is subject to legal copyright restrictions, please see the Australian Copyright Council Research or Study Fact Sheet for more information about copyright.

Students can print to the Library printer from a laptop or phone when signed into the Student Wifi. Use the ‘Printers & Scanners’ interface to add the Library printer to your laptop, it will appear with the following name:

  • RICOH IM 3000

Other Library members or visitors can use the Library computers to print.

Library study spaces

There are many study spaces available in the Library. We have individual desks, a group table, allocated desks and a group study room. See below for more details.

Study desks located around the edge of the library can be used by anyone, even if they have a crate underneath them.
Plastic crates can be acquired from reception by students to store borrowed library books. Please store the crates underneath a desk, out of the way.

If you are using a study desk please do the following before going home:

  • Completely clear the desk
  • Place any items you have not loaned on the Reshelving trolley

There are a small number of desks available on the Mezzanine Level that are allocated to students for use all semester. These desks can be left set up at the end of the day and include a lockable credenza. Desks are allocated on the basis of need at the beginning of each semester. Students can apply for a mezzanine level study desk with the Student Amenities form, which can be accessed from the College Community page on Moodle.

The Group Study Room is a bookable space for group study in the Library. You can book the Group Study Room by completing the online booking form or contacting Library Staff. Booking time is for a maximum of 2 hours. If there are no other bookings, you may continue to use the room (one hour at a time) until the room is required. Priority is given to TTC faculty, staff, and current students.

When in the Library please follow these simple rules to respect others and the Library items you are using.


  • Talk and study together
  • Enjoy covered drinks


  • Take phone calls or talk loudly
  • Eat snacks or meals
Research support

Do you have some questions about the Library or need help with research? Don’t know what ATLA is or how to use it? Book in some one to one time with library staff, and they will be more than happy to help. Talk to library staff next time you are in the Library or email to organise a time.

Inter-library loans

If you are interested in accessing an item that is not available within the Trinity collection, we may be able to place an Inter-library loan request. We can request items from most libraries within Australia. This is a free service for all research degree students and will come at a small cost for others. Talk to Library staff for more information.

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