Find out what you can borrow and how to renew, return or pay fines.
Find out what you can borrow and how to renew, return or pay fines.
Material TypePatron CategoryLoan PeriodFine (RM)Renewal

General collection

Academic Staff

50 items for 60 days0.50 per day60 days
Postgraduates20 items for 30 days0.50 per day30 days
Non-Academic Staff10 items for 30 days0.50 per day30 days
Students10 items for 14 days0.50 per day7 days

Staff collection

Academic Staff

60 days0.50 per day60 days
Postgraduates30 days0.50 per day30 days
Non-Academic Staff30 days0.50 per day30 days
StudentsOvernight loan1.00 per hour


Academic Staff
Non-Academic Staff
3 days0.50 per dayNon-renewal

Periodicals/ Newspapers

Non-circulatingNot available

How to borrow 

  • You must present your Swinburne ID card to borrow.
  • To borrow books, go to a self-check machine. 

How to avoid fines

  • Renew items on or before the due date online or via library mobile app.
  • Check your account regularly.
  • Never lend your student ID card to anyone or borrow on someone else’s behalf. All fees associated with things borrowed on your account are your responsibility.
  • Report lost ID cards to the library immediately.

Making Payments
You can pay fines in person or send us an email for more information:

  • Counter — you can make payment via e-wallet by scanning the QR Codes available at the counter
  • Email – for payments and Library will provide the QR code.

Lost Items

  • You are required to pay a replacement cost for damage or lost items plus an administration fee of RM20.00, failing which, borrowing privileges will be suspended, testamur will be withheld etc.
  • The replacement cost for lost/damaged item based on the current price if the item is still in print, or the average price for the subject area if the item is no longer available.
  • You can replace the item with a new copy or the new edition of the book.
  • You cannot borrow or renew until outstanding charges are paid or the item is replaced.

How to renew

  • Log in to My Account to renew your loans, check your current loans and fines.
  • You can also renew your loans through Swinburne Sarawak Library mobile app. Download our app directly from the App Store or  Google Play by searching for “Swinburne Sarawak Library”.
  • Renew in person at library service desk, by phone during opening hours (+6082 260 936) or email to
  • You can renew an item any time before it is due. The renewal will be for the standard renewal period. 
  • There is no renewal for short term items or counter-reserved loans.
  • You will not be able to renew an item if you have any overdue loans, unpaid fines, someone has placed a hold on your item or if your library membership has expired.

How to return

  • Return your items to the service desk at the library.