BONUS+ books


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:

Login to your library borrowing record

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

LibraryWhere to collect holds
BaillieuHigh Use area (Self service collection)
Brownless BiomedicalHigh Use area (Self service collection)
BurnleyService desk
CreswickService desk
DookieService desk
Eastern Resource Centre (ERC)High Use area (Self service collection)
Giblin Eunson Business, Economics & EducationHigh Use area (Self service collection)
LawHigh Use area (Self service collection)
Lenton Parr at Southbank CampusService desk
Louise Hanson-Dyer MusicService desk
Veterinary Science at ParkvilleService desk
Veterinary Science at WerribeeService desk

Holds for self service collection are filed under the first three letters of your surname.

Request limits

Borrower typeNumber of requests/loansLoan periodRenewals
Undergraduates & Honours521 days1
Postgraduate & Higher degree1021 days1
Staff1021 days1


BONUS+ items are checked out on your University of Melbourne Library borrowing record. Simply renew as you would your normal library items.

More information on renewals


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.

More information on fines

Lost BONUS+ items

If you lose a BONUS+ item there is a standard $125 replacement cost.

Contact Inter-library Loans to report a lost item

Participating universities

Auckland University of Technology
Australian National University
Deakin University
Federation University
Griffith University
Massey University
Murdoch University
Queensland University of Technology
University of Newcastle
University of Sydney
University of Tasmania
University of Technology Sydney
University of Wollongong
Victoria University

For more information

Please ask our staff for more details or visit the BONUS+ website.