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The John Murtagh Library

Conditions and fees

Service features

Operating on a ‘closed access’ basis, the Library sends resources to members Australia-wide by courier, free of charge for members who are registered medical practitioners in Australia or IMG Members residing in Australia. We also include a pre-paid return bag - all you need to do is phone the number indicated on the return bag and it will be collected by the courier.

Generally loans for books,  CD-Roms and DVDs are for two weeks. Extensions to loan periods may be possible – to request an extension  call  the Library on (03) 8699 0519.

Conditions of Use

Replacement costs for damaged or lost items, plus a $25.00 administration fee, will be passed on to the borrower. Also any additional costs incurred due to loans being returned by a different service or on an unauthorised courier consignment note (connote), ie one not supplied by the Library, will be passed on in full to the borrower.

For articles and inter library loans obtained from external suppliers, a limit of $200 (approximately 15 items, depending on the source) per user per year applies.

Members of the RACGP may use the Library services for individual study, patient information and educational purposes. Access to Library services and resources for funded projects outside the RACGP and postgraduate degrees is restricted – please contact the Library for more information. For joint projects with the RACGP a written application providing details of the project including organisations involved, the funding body, and start and end date of the project is required.