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FAQs about our theological library

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Our library’s Novel Coronavirus Response Plan

We are pleased to let you know that St Mark’s Library has reopened.

We have extended our opening hours:

  • Tuesday: 9 am to 3 pm
  • Wednesday: 9 am to 3 pm
  • Thursday: 9 am to 3 pm

We will continue to take a cautious approach to the opening our library services and spaces to ensure the safety of our staff, students and community members. During this time we ask Library members to assist us in following these important conditions.

Please prepare for your visit by searching the Online Library Catalogue at home. Please consider creating a list of the items you require prior to your visit, noting the title and call number. Library staff can assist with the collection of items.

Library Collections

The Library’s physical collections are available for borrowing, returning, and online CSU requests. 

All current loans have been extended until Sunday 23 August 2020.

Library Services

The Library’s study pod spaces are now available.

  • Three (3) study pods are available for use.
  • Only one (1) member per study pod.
  • Study pods are available 9 am to 12.30 pm; 2pm to 3pm.
  • Pod space will not need to be booked, but consider the needs of others.
  • No pod use from 12.30pm to 2pm.

The Library’s photocopier is now available for members with CSU card access.

The Library’s reading room and computer facilities remain closed.

Contact tracing

Please sign in on entry. You can use our QR code or directly access St Mark’s online tracing form; see signage for full details.

Further assistance

Please contact Library staff for further assistance or information.

Members are to continue to practice safe social distancing and good hand hygiene while using the Library facilities.  Hand sanitiser will be available for use throughout your visit.

Physical distancing measures and building capacity limits will apply. The Library will re-open with a twelve (12) person limit. If capacity is reached, you will need to wait for someone to leave before you can enter.

Please do not visit the Library if you are feeling unwell, or have been in close contact with someone confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19, and was contagious at that time.

For COVID-19 Contact Tracing purposes please assist us by entering details in the Registration Form when visiting the library.

Library staff will provide help, but only within physical distancing requirements.

Please prepare for your visit by searching the Online Library Catalogue at home. Please consider creating a list of the items you require prior to your visit, noting the title and call number. Library staff can assist with the collection of items.

St Mark’s Library

St Mark’s Library collections are open.

You are welcome to visit the library to browse, borrow and return resources. CSU online requests and digitisation services are available.

All current library loans have been extended until Sunday 23 August 2020.

Library Support Services for Online Learning

Primo Search

To find and access library resources, including eBooks, journal articles and other eResources, use Primo Search.

eResources

CSU Library offers a wide range of online resources, from journal databases and eBooks through to multimedia and video collections.

Borrowing

Find information about borrowing and managing loans on CSU’s library site.

Tutorials & Workshops

Watch short videos to learn about CSU Library services, including the research process and using Primo Search, eBooks and databases.

Library Guides

See subject-specific CSU Library guides for quality resources and information which can be used for learning and research.

For Theology, see the Theology and Religious Studies Guide.

St Mark’s Library Contacts

Our librarians, Sylvia and Thyme are on hand in the library to assist you. You can also contact them by email, phone and online enquiry form.

CSU Library Contacts

For general enquiries or assistance using resources, you can

St Mark’s Library collections are open. You are welcome to visit the library to browse, borrow and return resources.

All current loans have been extended to Sunday 23 August.

Home delivery and digitisation requests are available.

St Mark’s Library Contacts

Our librarians, Sylvia and Thyme are on hand in the library to assist you. You can also contact them by email, phone and online enquiry form.

St Mark’s Library collections are open. You are welcome to visit the library to browse, borrow and return resources.

All current loans have been extended to Sunday 23 August.

Your membership will be extended to compensate for the period of closure.

St Mark’s Library Contacts

Our librarians, Sylvia and Thyme are on hand in the library to assist you. You can also contact them by email, phone and online enquiry form.

Visiting and Accessing the library

From Monday 13 July 2020, our opening days and times are as follows.

  • Tuesday: 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am to 3:00pm

We do have disabled access to the library. Disabled parking to the library is available in front of the library entrance.

Free parking is available for students and members of the public visiting our grounds. Please enter P1 on 15 Blackall Street — just press the buzzer on the boom gate and state the reason for your visit. Someone will let you in.

Disabled parking to the library is available in front of the library entrance.

Borrow, Renew, Return

Borrower Type
Number of items
Loan period (weeks)
Renewals
CSU Students
(Undergraduate, Graduate Certificate or Diploma)
20
4
4
CSU Students
(Higher Degree by Research, Masters & Honours)
50
12
4
CSU Staff
(Academic, Adjunct & Professional/General)
50
12
4
Staff
(Casual Professional/General)
20
4
4
St Mark’s VET Students & Staff
10
4
2
St Mark’s Community Members
10
2
2

CSU students and staff can renew loans via the CSU Primo website.

St Mark’s VET students and community borrowers: please contact the library 02 6272 6256/7, email us, or submit an online enquiry form.

Items can’t be renewed if:

  • Loans are more than 28 days overdue
  • Unpaid fees are $100 or more
  • The item has been requested
  • Renewal limits for that item have been reached

We have an out-of-hours returns chute that is located just outside the main entrance of our library.

No. You are responsible for returning books to CSU campuses yourself either by post or in person. If you leave them at St Mark’s, we will contact you and request that you come and retrieve your items so you can post them back to the source campus library.

CSU students and staff can request copies of book chapters, table of contents or journal articles from print resources to be scanned and emailed via CSU Primo. We call this Digitisation. Copyright restrictions apply.

Eligible St Mark’s VET students and staff can request copies of book chapters or journal articles from print resources to be scanned and emailed; please email your requests to our librarians. Copyright restrictions apply.

CSU Interlibrary Loans:

CSU students and staff can request journal articles, books and other items not held by the library; see CSU interlibrary loans service. Fees may apply.

ILL & Document Delivery to other libraries:

St Mark’s Library may supply loan and copy requests of materials from our collections to requesting Australian libraries and institutions.  Send requests by email to stmarkslibrary@csu.edu.au.

The library will accept payments via Direct Debit & Credit Card.

Service TypeLoan CostCopy CostDelivery
Core$28.50
$18.50
4 working days
Rush$52.00$37.00 24 hours

Borrowing from another library

CSU staff and students may register to borrow from the following universities and colleges Participating ULANZ university libraries. Charges apply at some libraries.

Yes there is.

Eligible CSU students and staff can request books and other material from CSU libraries to be delivered to their home address. Free return postage is available within Australia. The Library provides one return postage label in each parcel.

Eligible St Mark’s RTO students and staff can request books and other material from St Mark’s Library to be delivered to their home address.  Return postage cost is covered by the borrower. Please email your requests to our librarians.

A renewal is, effectively, an extension of your loan period. You can renew the loan of your item, provided you do so before the due date.

However, if your item has been requested by another borrower, you will not be able to renew the loan of your item and you must return your item by the due date.

Overdue items cannot be renewed by borrowers. Please contact our library staff for assistance.

Using library facilities

Printing, copying and scanning is available at the Library:

  • CSU students and staff can print, copy and scan using their current CSU card.
  • Visitors to St Mark’s Library: Please see library staff to access copying facilities.

Print and copying costs

Black & White A4 Single Sided$0.10
Black & White A4 Duplex$0.18
Black & White A3 Single Sided$0.20
Black & White A3 Duplex$0.34
Colour A4 Single Sided$0.41
Colour A4 Duplex$0.70
Colour A3 Single Sided$0.73
Colour A3 Duplex$1.25

CSU students and staff:

  • Select the eduroam SSID
  • Enter your CSU login id in the format username@csu.edu.au
  • Support and configuration information can be found at wireless.csu.edu.au

Visitors to St Mark’s Library:

  • Select ‘St Mark’s Guest’ network.
  • Please see library staff for login details.

COVID-19 has meant that our library will enforce limited use of shared spaces in keeping with social distancing safety measure.

This will mean that our computers are not currently available for library users.

Please prepare for your visit by searching the Online Library Catalogue at home. Please consider creating a list of the items you require prior to your visit, noting the title and call number. Library staff can assist with the collection of items.

 

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