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At a glance
for students

  • Access

    How do I join?
    Register at either campus library

    What is my Library card?
    You use your student ID card as your library card.

    What can I borrow?
    Anything except journals or reference material.

    How many items can I borrow?
    10 of anything (books, magazines, DVDs, CDs) at any one time.

    How long can I keep them?
    Usually 4 weeks for books, general interest magazines 1 week and music CDs and DVDs one day.

    Can I renew them?
    Yes, by phone, email, online (ask us how)

    What about overdue, lost or damaged items?
    The first thing you need to do is to contact us to let us know what has happened. We have no overdue fines but you will be billed for replacement cost of lost and damaged items. You will lose your borrowing rights, you will not be able to travel to workshops or graduate from your course if you have outstanding debts.

    Can I use online resources?
    Yes, your student username & password will give you access from the Library main page whether you are on or off campus.

  • Resources

    Our academic collections include these focus areas:

    • Indigenous history & culture
    • Indigenous education
    • Health sciences & services
    • Indigenous Australian languages

    Reference collection

    • Subject dictionaries
    • Atlases
    • Theses and other specialist publications

    Fiction collection
    We have an extensive range of novels for adults, junior readers and young adults including graphic novels. There are also many picture story books for young children.

    Academic journals, newspapers & popular magazines

    • Newspapers and academic journal are not for loan
    • Newspapers include the Australian, NT News, Koori Mail, National Indigenous Times, Landrights News, Newslines.
    • Popular magazines are a one (1) week loan.

    DIJ
    Online databases, indexes and journals
    Online reference

    CALL collection
    Unique Indigenous Australian language materials. The collection is held at the Batchelor Campus and can be accessed online.

    Teaching support
    We have a range of teaching support materials that can be used for presentation, practice teaching or individual study including, but not limited to, posters, maps, DVDs & videos.

  • Services

    Information skills development – Library staff will show you how to locate the most relevant and reliable information sources for your study.

    • Referencing & research skills training – For students enrolled in Higher Education courses Library staff will help you to acquire these essential academic skills
    • Internet access – Library computers for study and personal use
    • Photocopying – 10c per A4 page; 20c per A3 page. No colour copying available
    • Scanning to email or usb facility
    • Word processing and other computer applications – Library staff can assist with most aspects of Word processing, Powerpoint, Excel
    • Intercampus exchange of materials between Batchelor and Central Australian Campus libraries

    Off campus support
    One on one support with information queries and access to online resources

    Research & study guides
    See our Getting started with … publications for starter help with your particular study area

    Resource requests & purchases
    We welcome your recommendations for purchase where they support teaching and learning

    Reciprocal memberships – All Batchelor Institute students automatically have reciprocal borrowing rights with Charles Darwin University library. For Interlibrary loans from other Institutions use this Inter-Library Loan form.

    You are responsible for:

    • All items issued on your card
    • Replacement of lost or damaged items
    • Compliance with Copyright legislation
    • Compliance with Institute policies including internet use