Borrowing from the Library

Most items can be borrowed, except reference material and journals, which are for use in the library only. Local students may borrow up to 15 items, and the loan period is 2 weeks.

We will post items to distance students who are not able to visit the library in person. You may have up to 10 items on loan at any one time, and items are issued for 3 weeks, which includes postage time. BTI pays outward and return postage.

If you can’t find the answers you need, we’re here to help – just send an email or ring the library, and we’ll do our best to answer your questions.

Access the Library resources online 24-7

Accessing the Library online

You can access the library website from BTIonline “Welcome” box or by clicking on this direct link:

Click on the various tabs to find links to the library catalogue, online journals, useful websites for your subject, general reference sources, and “How to” guides on various topics.

Liberty is our library management system. Essentially it is a library catalogue where you can look up resources contained in the BTI library. When you log in to Liberty you can view or renew items you currently have on loan and reserve items that are on loan to other people.

Reserving and renewing

If an item you require is on loan to another user, you can reserve it by emailing the library or logging into Liberty as yourself.

You may renew items by logging into Liberty as yourself. Details on how to log in are available on the Library web page.

Short term loans

Some items that are in high demand may be placed on temporary short-term loan. These are likely to be copies of set texts, or on your Required Reading list. They cannot be reserved or renewed.