Q: Can I return books outside the Library’s opening hours?

A: Yes. Our 24/7 returns chute is located on the left hand side of the main ACD entrance at 312 Sir Donald Bradman Drive Brooklyn Park. You can also return items to any of the Flinders University Library branches 24/7 return chutes (excluding URRSA).

Q: Can I return books borrowed from Flinders Library?

A: Yes, books borrowed from the Flinders University Library can be returned at ATL.

Q: What happens if I return my books late?

A: The ATL does not apply fines for late returns. If you return your books late, you accumulate demerit points and when you reach 20 points you will be automatically suspended for 2 weeks from the library.

Q: What do I do if the library doesn’t hold a book that I need?

A: For ACD postgraduate students we can organise an Interlibrary Loan delivery which incurs a fee of $16.50. Flinders postgraduate students can register with Document Delivery and request items not held in the library by clicking on the link below:


Q: Do I need a Library card to borrow books?

A: Yes. We prefer you present your student/staff card at the circulation desk to borrow books. Please ask staff if you need a new card.

Q: Do you send books overseas?

A: No, we don’t.

Q: What happens if I lose a book?

A: Your library account will be suspended until you pay for the replacement costs of the lost item.

Q: I’m a distance student, how do I return my books?

A: If you are an ACD student, we ask that you pay for the return postage to the ATL.

Flinders students can register with SendIT to have items sent to them. For more information click on the link below:


Q: As an ATL member, can I borrow from other libraries?

If you are a staff or student with us, you have reciprocal borrowing rights with the following libraries: Flinders University Library, Lohe Memorial Library, Adelaide University Library and University of South Australia Library.

You do not have reciprocal borrowing rights if you are an ATL community patron.