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Library Help

Frequently Asked Questions about our theological library

Library

Our library’s Novel Coronavirus Response Plan

In response to COVID-19 developments in the ACT and around the globe, St Mark’s National Memorial Library has closed the building effective Monday 23 March.

We retain our digital library services for CSU and RTO students and lecturers, but the loan of physical resources is no longer available. Unfortunately, parish and community borrowing is unavailable for a time. For more detail, please refer to the list below.

Our purpose in this decision is to serve our community by not giving the virus a foothold. Unfortunately, it is in the nature of a library to be a high-risk vector for the virus and we must consider the health of staff and students.

St Mark’s Library

St Mark’s Library spaces and collections are now closed.

Unfortunately, we are unable to fulfill requests for home delivery of print books.

As an alternative, digitisation requests are still available.

All current library loans have been extended until Saturday 27 June 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 used for learning and research.

For Theology, see the Theology and Religious Studies Guide: http://libguides.csu.edu.au/theology

St Mark’s Library Contacts

Our librarians, Sylvia and Thyme, remain available by email, the website, and phone to assist you.

CSU Library Contacts

For general enquiries or assistance using resources, you can

St Mark’s Library spaces and collections are now closed.

Unfortunately, you are unable to visit the Library to borrow resources.  All current loans have been extended to Saturday 27 June.

Currently, digitisation requests are available.  Available book chapters, table of contents and journal articles can be scanned and emailed to you.  * Please note that copyrights restrictions will apply.

Our librarians, Sylvia and Thyme, remain available by email, the website, and phone to assist you.

St Mark’s Library spaces and collections are now closed.

Unfortunately, you are unable to visit the Library to borrow resources.  All current loans have been extended to Saturday 27 June.

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

Our librarians, Sylvia and Thyme, remain available by email, the website, and phone to assist you.

Visiting and Accessing the library

COVID-19 has meant that our library will be closed for a time.

We’re usually open on weekdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm except on Fridays when we open at 10:00am and close at 3:00pm. We are not open on weekends and public holidays.

View our full library hours.

 

COVID-19 has meant that our library will be closed for a time.

In normal circumstances, disabled access is limited, but we do our best to accommodate everyone. Please contact our library staff on 02 6272 6254 beforehand to arrange entry to the library.

COVID-19 has meant that our library will be closed for a time.

Borrowing, Renewals, Returns

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
20
4
2
St Mark’s Community Members
20
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 6257 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

COVID-19 has meant that our library will be closed for a time. Please contact our librarians to extend your loan period.

Normally, library materials can be returned during opening hours.

An out-of-hours returns chute is not available.

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. Copyright restrictions apply.

Eligible St Mark’s RTO students and staff can request copies of book chapters or journal articles from print resources to be scanned and emailed; please send requests to stmarkslibrary@csu.edu.au. 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 TypeCostDelivery
Core$16.50 loans & copies
(plus $4.00 per additional 50 pages or part thereof)
4 working days
Rush$33.00 loans & copies
(plus $4.00 per additional 50 pages or part thereof)
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. Send requests to stmarkslibrary@csu.edu.au

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.

  • CSU students and faculty: through the CSU library website (log into your library records), or contact CSU library.
  • VET students and community borrowers: call St Mark’s on 02 6272 6257 or send in an online form.

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.
  • See signage for password.

COVID-19 has meant that our library will be closed for a time.

Normally, students and community borrowers may use the computers in the library to access the St Mark’s library catalogue.

Volunteering with the library

We love our volunteers! To volunteer, please submit an online form and the library will get back to you. Alternatively, you can call 02 6272 6254 during business hours.

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