Network and catalogue available again

The library catalogue, as well as access to the internet and to on-line resources has been restored. The library can now use a much faster internet connection without the random cuts to service we experienced with our old connection.

Printing services have not yet been restored: We are working on restoring them as soon as possible . Please contact library staff if you wish to print.

Again, we apologise for any inconvenience caused by the work on the network, and please contact library staff on 93408888 or info@dml.vic.edu.au if you experience any problems.

Catalogue access issues at the DML

The library catalogue and the on-line authentication system (that allows access to on-line resources) are currently unavailable. We hope to have the catalogue restored by monday 8th August. Please contact staff on 93408888 or info@dml.vic.edu.au with any catalogue queries. Access to the on-line resources (other than EBL ebooks) is available at the library.

Internet access for the library has been restored, and the wireless network should also be accessible (please contact staff if this should not the the case).

We apologise for any inconvenience these outages may cause, and we hope to resolve these issues promptly.

Wireless network temporarily unavailable

The ''ctmpublic'' wireless network is temporarily unavailable from the library: New wireless access points have been installed but do not seem to be working properly yet. We are working closely with the Uniting Church Synod IT department to resolve this issue.

The wireless network is still available from the cafe area and from CTM. If you need an internet connection in the library please ask library staff for a network cable.

We apologise for any inconvenience the outage will cause.

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 Jesuit College of Spirituality 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 Jesuit College of Spirituality 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).