We have more than 200,000 learning resources distributed across our many campus libraries. Most of these are books, but they also include 10,000 videos and 3,000 journal titles. We have a growing collection of online resources such as video that you can access from anywhere using the library's webpage.
All TasTAFE students and staff are entitled to borrow library material. You can:
We use TALIS (Tasmanian Automated Library Information System) as our catalogue system. With TALIS you can also check your loan record, place holds on resources, email details of resources to yourself and send messages to library staff.
You can borrow items from the library using your student card or a library card. You can apply for a student card at a Client Services counter on any campus.
If a student card is not available within a few days, it is possible to get a temporary library card from the campus library. These can be used for up to six weeks.
Off-campus students can be issued with a library card if they are unable to obtain a student card.
Please return borrowed material by the due date. We do send overdue notices and/or SMS reminders, but the failure to receive a notice/SMS does not remove your obligation to return items on time.
You will be invoiced for the replacement cost of items that are long overdue. If the account is not settled within a reasonable period the matter can be referred to a collection service agency.
TasTAFE Libraries are committed to supporting a great learning experience and providing quality services, relevant resources and dynamic learning environments. All staff and students are valued highly and have the right to be treated equitably and in accordance with this charter.
To uphold the vision and values of TasTAFE and continue to be an integral component of its learning culture.
Support endeavors focused on improving literacy and numeracy skills.
Undertake professional development and keep up with library trends and developments so the service is future focused and responsive to change.
Our Service Standards:
We will be courteous, cooperative, flexible and respectful in our interactions with staff and students in person, by phone or email and online.
TasTAFE Libraries will provide welcoming and comfortable spaces where staff and students can study, collaborate, relax, socialise, bring their own devices and use computers, photocopiers, scanners and printers.
Requests for assistance will be acknowledged quickly and prioritised highly so speedy resolutions are achieved.
TasTAFE Libraries will:
TasTAFE Libraries ask that staff and students:
We welcome your feedback because we view it as an integral component of the continual improvement of our services. Feedback can be provided by:
Asking to speak with a librarian in person or via the telephone so you can share your thoughts, experiences, suggestions or questions