Services to students resident in Australia

Borrower's card Online students of Pilgrim Theological College, Jesuit College of Spirituality and Trinity College Theological School who are resident in Australia are entitled to a borrower's card. Please use the Application form.

Lending services You are entitled to borrow up to 20 books for four weeks, and loans may be extended. The library will send your books to you by post and will allow you to return them to us by the same means. You will be responsible for the return postage, but not for the library's postage costs. You may place reservations for books on loan to another borrower. This is done in the online catalogue. Certain items will not be sent: - Items from Reference, Periodicals, Rare Books, Judaica, Theses, Patristics; and volumes from certain multi-volume sets - Items in the reserve collection or on seven day loan, unless they are recommended for an online unit

Scanning service You may request copies of parts of books and articles from print journals by sending an email request to

The following information must be included in order to comply with copyright law:

  • The title of the chapter / article and the title of the book or journal.
  • The name of the author.
  • The journal volume and issue number.
  • Date of publication.
  • It is useful to include further information such as the edition, page numbers, place of publication etc..
  • Sign off with your full name (first name and family name).
  • Student at .... College enrolled in [course code].

Requests for resources not owned by the library incur a cost of $16.50 per article/chapter.

Access to online resources Online students have access to the library's Online resources. These include ebook collections, databasese of periodical literature in full text and periodical indexes.  To access these, you will need to enter your user ID (which is the last five digits of the barcode number on your borrower's card) and your PIN (which is your postcode, unless you have arranged another PIN with the library).

Other services available You may ask the library to act as your proxy in relation to any of its bibliographic resources that are not available to you online; for example, the card catalogue and any relevant printed indexes of periodical literature (but not the indexes available on this website). You may ask a member of the reference staff to help you with extended, bibliographic tasks. Please also approach the library with any general questions or concerns.

Contact person Sabine Voermans has special responsiblity for online students, but any staff member will be able to deal with your inquiries if Sabine is not available. Email inquiries should be sent to

Forms - Application form - S49 request form