Terms & conditions
HNE Health Libraries membership entitles users to borrow from all HNE Health Libraries. HNE Health Libraries are located at: Belmont District Hospital; Calvary Mater Hospital; John Hunter Hospital; Maitland Hospital; Manning Hospital (Taree); Tamworth Hospital and Armidale Hospital.

A maximum of six 'four-week' loan items may be borrowed from the HNE Health Libraries.

Books, DVDs, and CD-Roms may be extended twice – if not requested by other users.

'Overnight' and '2 day' loan books are not renewed.

Reserve collection material can not be extended or renewed.

'4 week' and '1 week' renewals may be requested by phone, in person, or via the library website, but must be requested before or on the due date.

Reserve collection material labelled as ‘Overnight Loan’ or ‘2 day loan’ must be returned by 10.00 am.


HNE Health Libraries reserve the right to recall material at any time. The borrower must return material on request.

Fines apply for overdue material. '4 week loan' books will occur a fine of  $2.00 per item for the first day overdue, then $0.50c per item per day thereafter. Please be aware that fines accumulate rapidly – 6 books overdue for 1 week will accrue $30.00 in fines

'2 day loan’ material will incur a fine of $3.00 for the first day overdue, then $1 per item per day thereafter.

‘Overnight loan’ material will incur a fine of $0.50c per hour for the first day overdue, then $1.00 per item per day thereafter

Borrowing privileges will be suspended if fines reach $15.00

Material should be returned in reasonable condition. Users will be charged for material that is lost, returned in a damaged condition or not returned when requested. Any reimbursement charge will include the cost of replacement of the item/s and a processing fee.

Failure to return items in good condition or within an appropriate timeframe may result in suspension or withdrawal of borrowing privileges.