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You can use your CITCard to borrow items from the library. If you don’t have a CITCard, visit Student Services or apply online via the CITCard application form.

You can borrow at any CIT Library location:

  • Students can borrow a maximum of 10 items including 2 Short Loan items
  • Staff may borrow an unlimited number of items.
Item Loan Period
Books and journals 2 weeks
DVDs and CDs 1 week
Short Loans In Library only, 2 or 7 days


You can return your items by placing them in the return chute at any CIT Library during opening hours. After hours return chutes are available at Reid and Bruce Libraries.


If the item you want is on loan or at another location, you can request it in Find it at CIT

  • Selecting 'Get it' and then 'Request Item'
  • Enter your CITCard barcode number e.g. X6800123456

Our library staff will contact you when your requested item is available.

Items in Short Loans cannot be requested.

Overdues and Banner holds

Library borrowers are responsible for returning or renewing library items by their due date. Students with items more than 10 days overdue will have a 'Library hold' placed on their Banner record. The Library hold id removed once all items are returned or the replacement cost is paid.

A 'Library hold' prevents a student from:

  • Borrowing and further library loans
  • Graduating and accessing their academic transcript

Lost or Damaged Items

Library borrowers are liable for the cost to replace items that are lost or damaged.

Interlibrary loans

Staff and student can request items held by other Australian libraries for a fee.

Reciprocal and Community members

CIT Library has reciprocal agreements with other Australian educational institutions. Students and staff from these institutions may be able to borrow from the CIT Library. Community members may join the CIT Library for an annual fee.

Contact your CIT Library for further information.