Library directory


  • Ground Floor: Reference and Reserve Collections, New Books & Periodicals, Periodicals (unbound), Photocopier, Maps, AV Collection, Microforms, Search terminals, Reference workstation, Meeting Room, Loans Desk
  • First Floor: General Collection (of monographs) A to M, Pamphlets A to M, Children's Ministry Collection, Search terminals, Toilets
  • Second Floor: General Collection N to Y, Pamphlets N to Y, Periodicals (bound), Search terminals, Photocopiers, Discussion Room, Postgraduates' Room
  • Basement: General Collection stacks, Periodicals (bound), Rare Books, Theses, certain other special collections. Please place requests for items from the basement at the loans desk.


  • Study facilities: 90+ study positions in the open areas of the library, at carrels and at tables seating 2 or 4 readers.
  • Book return: At the loans desk, or at an external chute near the entrance.
  • Photocopiers: One on the Ground Floor, and two on Level 2. You will need a card, which you can buy at the loans desk. Photocopies cost 12 cents per page.
  • Printing: A printing service is accessibe from all library computers, and any notebook computer connected by cable to the Library network. Printing costs the same as photocopying.
  • Library computers: The search terminals located on the Ground Floor and Levels I and 2 are designed for access to the library catalogue via the internet; they offer Firefox, but no additional computing capability. The reader workstations on the ground floor and Level 2 (which may be booked) have MS Office or Libre Office installed, USB ports and internet connections.
  • Notebook computers: You may connect your notebook to the internet at a data-point marked with a green dot next to any of the carrels, or by wireless anywhere in the building. The wireless network is called CTMPUBLIC. Please ask at the loans desk for the password.
  • Toilets: To the left of the Last Cuppa cafe in the library foyer and at the southern end of Levels 1 and 2. There is a toilet with disability access next to the Last Cuppa.
  • Lockers Located in the foyer. Please request a key at the loans desk; there is no charge. The key should be returned by the end of the day. Please be careful with your valuables in the library.


Please see our Individual membership page to find out who is entitled to borrow. Anyone not listed is welcome to inquire about membership as a fee paying borrower. Organisations may join the library to acquire borrowing privileges for their members at discounted rates.

  • Borrowing limits: Standard borrowing limits are ten books at a time for two weeks. Researchers may borrow fifteen for four. Items which have been placed in the Reserve Collection or given shorter borrowing periods may not be available to borrowers other than students of the library's home institutions.
  • Renewals: Loans may be renewed provided the books are not in demand or overdue. Seven day loans may be renewed only once. You may renew your own books at "My Account" in the computer catalogue, or ask a member of staff to do it for you.
  • Holds: The Request Item feature in the computer catalogue enables you to request a book which is on loan to another borrower. When this is returned we will reserve the book and alert you of the opportunity to collect it.
  • Overdue books: If one of your loans is overdue, you may not renew it or borrow another item until it is returned. At a certain point in following up an overdue item, we will impose an administrative charge. Fines and charges may be entirely avoided by being a responsible borrower.
  • Recalling a loan: Please ask us to request the recall of any item that you want if it is on loan to another borrower, and overdue. If a borrower takes too long to return an item that we have recalled, he or she might be fined.
  • Interlibrary Loans: Books and articles in the collection can be obtained for you from other libraries. The standard charge for the loan of a book or a copy of an article from another library is $16.50. We would normally pass on this charge to the requestor.
  • Pilgrim Theological College, Jesuit College of Spirituality and Trinity College Theological School students: A reserve collection is maintained during semester to assist students to access titles on lecturers' reading lists. There are additional services available to online students. Please visit the website for more information.
  • Regional and interstate borrowers If you live in regional Victoria or another state, you will be given the maximum loan period of four weeks, unless you are a student attending weekly classes at a home institution in person; and, if you bear the postage costs, may request us to send you items through the mail.

Please see our About the Library and Using the Library pages on this site for further information about library resources, facilities and services.