Library FAQs

Library FAQs

Do you have questions about the Library?

Answers to some frequently asked questions are below.

If you can’t find the answer to your question, please send an enquiry, and a member of our team will get back to you shortly.

Distance students may borrow books by reserving them through the Library Catalogue.

1. Login on the Library Catalogue screen;

2. Find the record for the item you want to reserve in the catalogue; click in the tick box at the side.

3. Click on Reserve button  reservebutton in the toolbar above the record.

4. Select “First available” in copy being reserved.

5. Click Save  savebutton

When the item is returned to the Library you will be notified by email, and the reserved items will be issued and sent to you by post. Please inform the Library of any change of address. Postage to you will be paid for by the College, and return postage is your responsibility. Please ensure that items are securely packaged and protected. Library books will not be sent overseas, and 7 Day loan items will only be sent to distance students within NSW and the ACT. It is your responsibility to ensure that items are returned in a timely fashion. If the items will be late in returning, please contact the Library. Items can be renewed twice, and provided they are not reserved by another student, longer loan periods for distance students can usually be negotiated.

Items that are currently on loan to other library users may be reserved. To reserve an item that is on loan

1. Login on the Catalogue screen;

2. Find the record for the item you want to reserve in the catalogue; click in the tick box at the side.

3. Click on Reserve button reservebutton in the toolbar above the record

4. Select “First available” in copy being reserved.

5. Click Save  savebutton

6. Confirmation of your reservation will appear;

7. Logout when you have finished.

When the item is returned to the Library you will be notified by email. The item will be issued to you and held for 3 days for One Week Loan items, or 1 week for 2 week loan items. Please contact the library if you have a problem getting to the library in time to collect the item.

If you find you no longer require the book you can delete your reservation

1. Login and go to Requests —Reservations

2. Click  cross beside item to cancel the reservation.

Distance students can reserve books which are not on loan also and these will be posted to you if required.

Morling College Library has photocopying facilities for black and white copying and printing. Both copying and printing costs 10c per A4 page. Wireless printing from personal computing devices is also available here.

Book and journal sections may also be scanned to a USB flash drive or sent to an email address at no cost. Copyright restrictions apply. To copy or print you need to have credit on your student/library card which can be added by using your credit card.

Morling College Library subscribes to the EBSCO journal Databases EBSCOhost (covers Education, Religion, Philosophy, and Psychology) and Proquest (covers Psychology, Education and Religion). To login to the database, follow this link. Your password is your Library Borrower’s Barcode number (printed on the back of your Library/Student card), preceded by the letter B. The library also has access to a number of online journals, which you can find via the catalogue or in the list under Library Resources on Moodle. There are also hardcopy journals located in the Journal Room (journal titles are listed in the Catalogue). Online students may request scanned copies of journal articles that are only available in hardcopy in the Library. Please email the Library

All Online students are automatically registered as library members. If you wish to have a Student/Library card produced please request one via email to . Please note that for Library purposes, students studying courses online and on-campus simultaneously will be considered on-campus students.

You can renew borrowed items that have not been reserved by another borrower, a maximum of two times. To renew an item, login to the Library Catalogue. Click on ‘current loans’. Click on the green arrow next to the item(s) you wish to renew. If the renewal is successful the new due date will be displayed. If you have any problems or the renewal was unsuccessful please contact library staff or return the items. You can only renew an item on or before the day it is due. The system will not allow you to renew overdue items.

Once you have enrolled and had your photo taken you can collect your card from the Administration office during Orientation Week.

Follow the relevant links here. Your username is your Library Borrower Barcode/student number, printed on the back of your Library/Student card. The username is not case sensitive. Your password is automatically set up as your first letter of your first name, followed by the first three letters of your family name. You can change this password to something else, but library staff cannot retrieve this password for you. If you forget your password, contact library staff and we can reset it.

All full-time, part-time, on-campus and distance students of Morling College (including Bible/Theology, Counselling and Education students) are automatically eligible for membership of the Library. Pastors currently serving in a NSW or ACT Baptist church, or pastors accredited by the Baptist Union of NSW/ACT are also eligible for membership of the Library. Graduates of Morling College receive free membership for three years following graduation, and then may continue membership for a fee. Staff and faculty of the College are also eligible for membership. Other scholars and interested users may also be eligible, and should contact the Library staff on 02 9878 0201 or by email:

During Library opening hours, books should be returned in the returns box to the left just inside the Library door (before the security gates). An after-hours returns chute is located outside the Library near the entrance and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, when the Library is closed. Distance students or students who are not returning to campus may return items by post. It is the responsibility of the sender to make sure that any books sent through the post are adequately and correctly packaged and protected. Items should return as close to their due date as possible (if it is unlikely that items will return on time, please contact the Library). Returning books should be addressed to:

The Library
120 Herring Road
Macquarie Park NSW 2113

The machine to add credit to your student card is in the library near Closed Reserve. Scan your Student card over the sensor. Enter the amount you wish to add; Then, using the EFTPOS machine, swipe or enter your credit card, select account, key your pin. Select OK to end session.

Morling Library catalogue is available online. Refer to the library page for further information.

You will find the Morling Moodle site here.

Please contact Morling if you are unsure what your username is.

Your student card is also your library card.

Most library books have a two-week loan period, but some high demand items are for one week (7 day) loan only. These items are clearly labelled on the back. When you borrow the items, the due date appears on the screen, and date due stamps are available in the Library to stamp date due slips. A courtesy Loans Due Alert is also sent to your email address two days before an item is due. You can also check when your items are due, and manage your loans in the ‘Current Loans’ tab of the Morling College OPAC login.

For general student borrowers, up to 12 books can be borrowed at any one time. For borrowing conditions, please click here.

No. Books will not be posted to addresses outside Australia. Overseas students are entitled to ask for photocopying and scanning by library staff as outlined above.

Interlibrary loans are available for students, however for undergraduates and non-ACT students there is a charge which is currently $16.50. Please contact the library to request further information.

Postgraduate students are also eligible for reciprocal borrowing rights at Macquarie University. Please contact the library to request further information.

Penalties and fines apply for overdue books. Refer to the library page for further information.

Students doing both on-campus and distance units in the same semester are considered on-campus students, and are thus expected to borrow books and conduct their own research for both on-campus and distance units whilst at the campus. Books or journal articles will not be posted to them.

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