BONUS+ is a free service that allows all staff and students to request selected material from a range of participating libraries.
Who can use the service
All University of Melbourne staff and students.
How to request
- Search in our catalogue for the item you want.
- If we do not have the book you want or it is not currently available, click on the BONUS+ icon to repeat the search in the BONUS+ catalogue.
- If the book is available at another library click the 'Request This Item' link.
- Select 'University of Melbourne'.
- Enter your details: name & library barcode.
- Choose the pickup location.
- Click the 'Submit' button.
View or cancel your requests
To see the status of holds, as well as cancelling some, or all of the items:
How long it takes
Your request should be ready to collect within 7 working days.
Notification that your request is ready to collect
We will email when your items are ready to collect.
How long we keep your hold for
We keep your item on the hold shelf for five days. We are unable to extend the time we keep the item for you.
Where to collect requests
|Library||Where to collect holds|
|Baillieu||High Use area (Self service collection)|
|Brownless Biomedical||High Use area (Self service collection)|
|Eastern Resource Centre (ERC)||High Use area (Self service collection)|
|Giblin Eunson Business, Economics & Education||High Use area (Self service collection)|
|Law||High Use area (Self service collection)|
|Lenton Parr at Southbank Campus||Service desk|
|Louise Hanson-Dyer Music||Service desk|
|Veterinary Science at Parkville||Service desk|
|Veterinary Science at Werribee||Service desk|
Holds for self service collection are filed under the first three letters of your surname.
|Borrower type||Number of requests/loans||Loan period||Renewals|
|Undergraduates & Honours||5||21 days||1|
|Postgraduate & Higher degree||10||21 days||1|
BONUS+ items are checked out on your University of Melbourne Library borrowing record. Simply renew as you would your normal library items.
You can return BONUS+ items to any of our libraries.
The request will stay visible and counts towards your total requests until it reaches its home library.
Fines apply to overdue material.
BONUS+ fines are the same as for our 28 day loan items.
Lost BONUS+ items
If you lose a BONUS+ item there is a standard $125 replacement cost.
Auckland University of Technology
Australian National University
Queensland University of Technology
University of Newcastle
University of Sydney
University of Tasmania
University of Technology Sydney
University of Wollongong
For more information
Please ask our staff for more details or visit the BONUS+ website.