Borrowing information

Borrowing books via BONUS+

What is BONUS+?

Who can use BONUS+?

  • Domestic staff and students at University of Wollongong.

How to request a book via BONUS+?

  1. Search our Classic Catalogue.
  2. Click the BONUS Plus button icon, and this repeats the search in the BONUS+ catalogue.
  3. Select the book.
  4. Select “REQUEST THIS ITEM”.
  5. Select University of Wollongong. Then “Submit”.
  6. Enter your details.
  7. Choose your home library as the pickup location. Then “Submit”.
  8. You will receive an email when your book arrives.

How many BONUS+ requests can I make?

Client category Number of BONUS+ requests Loan period
Undergraduate 5 21 days
Postgraduate (Masters and above) 10 21 days
Staff 10 21 days

NOTE: A BONUS+ loan stays on a user's borrowing record until the borrowed item is returned and checked in at the library from which the book was requested.

What are the borrowing rules?

  • Loan period 21 days. No recall.
  • An additional 21 day renewal may be possible if another user has not requested the item.
  • $125 fine for billed or lost books.
  • Overdue penalties apply.

How long does it take for a request to arrive?

  • Usually 2-7 working days subject to availability.

How to collect and return BONUS+ items?

  • Once you receive the email notification, collect from your home library within 7 days.
  • Return books to your home library.

How to check my BONUS+ request?

  • Check your library record, log into “My Info”.
  • Status “RECV’D” means the book is ready for pickup.

How to cancel my BONUS+ request?

  • Log into your library record (My Info) or contact library staff.
  • Cancellations only possible if item showing as “Requested” or “Hold”.
Last reviewed: 5 November, 2014