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At a glance
for staff

  • Access

    How do I join?
    Register at either campus library

    What is my Library card?
    Your staff card

    What can I borrow?
    Anything except journals or reference

    How many items can I borrow?
    No limits (books, magazines, DVDs, CDs) at any one time

    How long can I keep them?
    Usually 4 weeks for books,less for multimedia. Ask if you need extended loans

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

    What about overdue, lost or damaged items?
    Overdue notices are sent to your staff email account. We have no overdue fines but you will be billed for replacement cost of lost and damaged items. You lose your borrowing rights if items are overdue.

    Can I use online resources?
    Yes, your staff 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

    • Academic journals are available 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

    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 staff have reciprocal borrowing rights with Charles Darwin University library. Apply for a letter of introduction from the Batchelor Institute Head of Library & Information Services. 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