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Using the Library

Printing/photocopying and scanning

Printing is available in the library, and it is also possible to photocopy or scan. Charges apply for photocopying or printing but you may scan and email or save to your USB for free.


Wi-Fi access is available in the library, speak to the librarian to obtain login details.

Copyright: a message on photocopying, printing and recording:

Library users shall not use copying, printing or recording equipment in any manner that infringes the Copyright Act, 1968 (as amended), including the Digital Agenda Copyright Amendment, 2001.  Notices indicating permissible actions are located at the photocopier in the library.

Scan and Send service

Staff at the library can scan and send a book chapter to SBC students and academic staff.
For more information visit the  Scanning Request Form webpage.

Assistance for lecturing staff

Please visit Information for Lecturing Staff webpage for assistance

Can I borrow?

The library is open to visitors. To visit or contact the library, view our contact details on the Library page.

Free membership is available to:

  • SBC academic and operational staff.
  • SBC students enrolled in a CSU program.
  • SBC Alumni, PEP students, SA Anglican Clergy, Church Office staff, SBC Council members and active members of the Anglican Church of the Province of South Australia.
  • Students and staff of University of Divinity partner colleges.  Before borrowing please ensure that you visit the library  with your University of Divinity student card.

An annual fee of $50 applies to other community borrowers such as students from other universities/colleges.

If you would like to borrow, you must register for membership.

What can I borrow?

Read the Borrower Loan Limits pdf to find out what you can borrow.

Returning items

Items can be returned to the library during opening hours or by post. There is no after-hours drop off available at the library.

Overdues & Renewals

Please ensure items are returned or renewed before the due date.
Overdue items cannot be renewed online, or if they are requested by another borrower.
Borrowing privileges are also suspended if you have overdue items.
Please contact the library if you have overdue items.

How to Renew Loans and Login

PDF Instructions on How to manage your library account

Using the library collections

The best way for you to find items in the library is to search the catalogue.
Check the item’s availability, and  note the location and classification number before searching the shelves.                

As a general rule, you will find items belonging to one of the following collections:


This collection contains most of the library’s items which are available for loan. You will also find books which previously belonged to the Reference Collection and are now marked as Library Use only.

Reserve – Library Use Only

Prescribed textbooks for each course can be found in the Reserve collection. These items can only be used in the library and need to be available for all students to access.

Reserve – 7 Day Loan

You can find this collection near the Reserve-Library Use Only items.  For fair access, these high demand items must be returned by the due date and cannot be renewed.

Q (Quarto) Large Books

The Quarto collection contains large books shelved separately from the General collection. Quarto items can be borrowed with the same loan period as General collection items.


The Compactus is located near the library printer and contains extra resources which you can borrow.



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