Problems renewing overdue books

We have found a problem with the book renewal functionality on the library catalogue's "My Account" area: Borrowers attempting to renew overdue books may find themselves unable to do so.

If you are unable to renew your loans over the internet, please contact library staff on 93408888 or loans@dml.vic.edu.au

Problem with library notices

We are experiencing problems with out library notice system: Overdue, Pre-Overdue, Hold and other automated notices are not being sent for the moment.

What does this mean? This means we might not be able to notify you when books become overdue. We can send out emails to let you know when books you have requested become available, but you will need to keep track of due dates through the My Account tab on the library catalogue, or by using the Library Elf notification system.

Changes to the library's borrowing rules

The library has amended some of its borrowing rules.

What stays the same?

  • Loan periods. They vary according to your borrower classification, and whether there are any restrictions on the item. They are still 2 hours or1, 7, 14 or 28 days.
  • Restrictions on access to 7 day loan and Reserve items. You have to be a member of Pilgrim Theological College, Trinity College Theological School or Sentir Graduate School of Spiritual Formation to borrow these items.
  • Renewals. You will be able to renew a loan unless another borrower has placed it on hold or, if it is a 7 day loan, you have renewed it once before.

What has changed?

  • The number of books you can borrow. Faculty of Pilgrim Theological College, Trinity College Theological School or Sentir Graduate School of Spiritual Formation and University of Divinity research students may now borrow 30 books; other library members may borrow 20.
  • The effect of having an overdue book. This no longer means you can't renew your loans, or borrow another item or access online resources if you would normally have such access. But fines will accumulate at the daily rate applicable.
  • The fines threshold for overdue books. You have to accumulate fines of $12 before you are deemed to have any outstanding fines. Part payment of fines is acceptable.
  • The effect of having outstanding charges or fines. You won't now be able to borrow anything new (you will still be able to renew existing loans) or access the Library's online resources (you will still be able to access the University of Divinity Library Hub's online resources if you have a login there).

Changes to library hours

The library opening hours will change as follows over the next few weeks:

  • Extended hours will continue until the end of the exam week (Friday 10th June)
  • The library will be closed on Monday 13th June for the Queen's Birthday holiday.
  • The library will be open for normal business hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, from Tuesday 14th June until Friday 22nd July.
  • Extended opening hours (8:45am-6:30pm Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:45am-7:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:45am-5:00pm Fridays) will resume on Monday 25th July.

Upgrades to the library catalogue

The library catalogue will be upgraded to a newer version today. This means that borrowers will not be able to consult the library catalogue, not place holds, nor renew books, without the aid of library staff.

Please contact library staff at the circulation desk, at phone number 93408888, or email at loans@dml.vic.edu.au

Normal catalogue service should resume by the end of the day.

UPDATE: The next part of the upgrade process will happen on Friday 19th May. The catalogue will be unavailable at times during the day. Please contact library staff for assistance.

Presentations by the Dalton McCaughey Library Librarian

  1. Where Do I Start? An Overview of the Search Tools Available at the DML
  2. Tips for More Effective Searching

Any user of the DML is welcome to attend. Discussion will include reference to all of the electronic resources available at the DML including those of the new UDHub.

TIMES

  1. Where Do I Start? Tuesday May 17th at 1.10 pm. Repeated Thursday May 19th at 1.10 pm.
  2. Tips for More Effective Searching. Tuesday May 24th at 1.10 pm. Repeated Thursday May 26th at 1.10 pm.

VENUE

Reader Education Room on level 2 of the DML.

UDHub: New Online Resources Portal for the University of Divinity

An impressive collection of databases is now available to all UD students and staff at UDHub . An Ark ID is required to get past the login screen.

The resources available include full text databases from EBSCO, ATLA, Proquest, Gale and Oxford University Press. It is possible to search UDHub by selecting the databases individually or all together by using the general search facility on the site.

This library has decided not to renew many of its own subscriptions that are now duplicated at UDHub , and changes will be progressively made during the course of the year to the relevant links on our Online Resources page .

Dalton McCaughey Library visitors will continue to be able to access all of the resources affected from terminals within the library.

If you wish to comment on these changes, or to notify the Library of any access problems at UDHub, please write to info@dml.vic.edu.au .

Easter and non-teaching hours 2016

During the March non-teaching period (Monday 21st March to Friday 1st April) the library will be open 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, with the following exceptions:

Friday 25th March (Good Friday): CLOSED Monday 28th March (Easter Monday): CLOSED Tuesday 29th March (Easter Tuesday): CLOSED

Extended hours resume on Monday 4th April.