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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. Please contact the Librarian or the Digital Media Coordinator to obtain access 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.


Can I borrow?

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

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

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.

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

To register for borrowing, more info can be found here. Alternatively, please contact the librarian for more information.

What can I borrow?

See this pdf to find out what you can borrow and .

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.


Using the library collections

The best way for you to find items in the library is to search the catalogue.
Ensure you check the item’s availability, and also 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.


Reference items are excellent information sources, especially if you need an overview of a subject.  These items are not for loan and you will find them mixed in with the General collection.
All Reference items have a red ‘R’ sticker on the spine.

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.


Using the Catalogue

This section will be progressively updated with resources for using the library catalogue.


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