SAE Student Libary Portal

Borrowing Information for Students

Borrowing Information for Staff

The library has a collection of texts, recommended resources, and other materials, to support study and teaching at SAE. Students and staff are welcome to browse, borrow materials, and use the library as a quiet study space.


  • Students must present an ID card to borrow.
  • Certain books and readings, which are in heavy demand, will be placed in the Reference Collection for in library use only.
  • Equipment for loan may include scanners, game consoles, light boxes, cameras and camera accessories. Check the loan period when you borrow.


Collection Loan Period
Main 14 Days
AV 14 Days
Periodicals 14 Days
Periodicals (Not for Loan) No Borrowing
Reference No Borrowing
Reserve No Borrowing
On Campus 1 Day


Items from the Main and Periodical Collections can be renewed for a further 14 days as long as there is not a hold (reservation) on the item. Items from all other collections cannot be renewed.

To renew items sign in to My ACCOUNT or contact library staff. See more details on renewals.

Holds (Reservations)

Holds can be placed on items which are out on loan. Locate the item in "Discovery" and sign in to request it or contact library staff.

Fines and Penalties (Australia & Dubai Only)

To avoid fines renew your loans before the due date. Students incur fines for overdue items at the following rates:

  • All collections (excluding on campus) - $1 per day
  • On campus - $2 per day

Students with outstanding fines may have studio time and access to other practical resources restricted. If fines remain outstanding following course completion, exam results, certificates and other awards will not be issued.

Students will be charged at current retail prices plus a $30 fine, for any items that remain outstanding from the library for more than three weeks.  

Last updated 4/3/19