Opening Hours

The Whitehouse libraries are open for student use from 8.30am until 5.00pm Monday to Friday. The John Henry library in Sydney has extended opening hours from Monday – Thursday during semester.

Library Rules

  • Strictly no cutting, painting, pasting, pattern making or other studio design work allowed in the library
  • Strictly no food in the library
  • Drink bottles with closed lid are allowed - all other drinks are prohibited
  • Please keep your valuables with you at all times
  • Please consider others and switch off/silence your mobile phone when in the library

Late Fees

  • Books are due back to the library by 5pm on the due date
  • Students will be notified of overdue items by email
  • Overdue loans will be charged at $1 per day for the first 7 days bill for replacement is issued after 7 days (minimum lost fee of $120.00) plus processing fee of $15.00 per item
  • If the item is returned, the patron is liable for all overdue fees to date, plus the $15.00 processing fee 
  • Students with late fees of $5 or less may still borrow from the library
  • Once late fees accrue to $6 or more students will not be allowed to borrow from the library until late fees are paid in full
  • Please note if an item is not returned or an overdue fee is unpaid, no semester results will be issued until item is returned and or payments are received 
  • Late fees will be paid to the bursar where a receipt will be issued 
  • The payment receipt must be presented to library staff in order to have late fees erased from the borrower record

Lost/Missing Books

  • A minimum lost fee of $50 will be charged per book plus processing fee of $15.00 per item 
  • The borrower may be required to cover the actual replacement cost of a lost item plus processing fee


  • Credit for photocopies and printing can be purchased with cash or Card from the accounts using your student number
  • Photocopy machines only accept prepaid printing cards for payment

PC Use

  • PCs in the library are for research/library use only


  • The cost of printing from the computers is the same as photocopying
  • Print outs from the PC labs are done by the library photocopier
  • Students require credit on their student card prior to printing

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