Opening hours

The Library is open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday. After-hours access is available for students and staff of St Francis College. The entrance code changes with each academic session.

Details of opening hours during vacations will be made available in the Library.

Borrowing

Who can borrow?

  • Students enrolled at Charles Sturt University (CSU)

  • St Francis College Faculty, Staff and Sessional Lecturers

  • All those actively involved in the Anglican Church Southern Queensland

  • Registered reciprocal borrowers

  • Others, by arrangement with the Library Manager ($75 annual fee)

Loan arrangements

Most borrowers, e.g. undergraduates and Clergy, can borrow up to 12 items at any time for two weeks. Graduate Diploma Students and Sessional Staff can borrow up to 12 items at any time for four weeks. PhD/Masters/Honours students and Faculty can borrow up to 24 items for four weeks.

How do I replace a book damaged or lost whilst in my care?

Accidents happen. If an item from the library is damaged whilst in your care, it is important that you replace it in a timely manner. Our preferred procedure is:

  • obtain ISBN from catalogue record

  • go to www.booko.com.au [this site provides a list of suppliers and lists them from cheapest to most expensive] and search for the item

  • purchase item, placing our address in the delivery field [Roscoe Library, St Francis College, 233 Milton Rd, Milton 4064]

  • keep the library staff informed as to what is happening with the item; we will advise you when it arrives.

Sometimes, the same title can be published by a different publisher and the ISBN will be different. If, at the time of replacement, you prefer to replace the item with one that has a different ISBN from the one on the catalogue record, please check with the library staff ahead of your purchase.

 

Collections

Main Collection

The Main Collection, as its name suggests, is home to the bulk of the library’s resources. The Dewey System is used for classification and, as this is a specialist theological library, most items are from the 200s (Religion). 

The collection consists of a broad spectrum of resources from academic works to more practical items, and these range across a variety of formats from print books to DVDs and CDs. There are some very special picture books which could be used when working with groups of children (or adults!) or enjoyed within the family. All items all available for borrowing.

eBooks@Roscoe

With the introduction of eBooks@Rosoce, access to quality theological resources is now a reality for all those actively involved in the Anglican Church Southern Queensland.

Resources are being added on a regular basis across all areas, including ministry, spiritual direction, biblical studies, theology, church history, and youth, children and families. Register here to access resources from the Roscoe Library, including our eBooks.

Closed Reserve Collection

Each academic session, key texts for subjects being taught are taken from the Main Collection and set aside in the Closed Reserve Collection from which they cannot be borrowed. These include prescribed texts for the subjects, together with other resources that the lecturers believe all students should have ready access to throughout the academic session.

Reference Collection

This collection holds dictionaries, encyclopedias, Bibles, commentaries, lexicons, atlases, prayer books, hymn books, style manuals, year books and who’s who. These are used to answer general reference enquiries, to define topics and to get brief, but scholarly, overviews of areas.

These resources need to be always available, and are therefore not allowed to be borrowed.

Education and Ministry Resources Collection

Resources in this collection will be of particular interest to those planning or participating in study groups or other parish initiatives such as Messy Church or Living the Questions. By being able to examine resources prior to purchase, more informed decisions can be made as to what will be most suitable given each group’s focus.  Education and Ministry Resources are set apart from the circulating collection, and cannot be borrowed; however, the vast majority have a duplicate copy in the circulating collection that can be borrowed.

Serials Collection

Around 150 journals can be found in this collection, some dating back to the nineteenth century. Whilst our current students access most of their journal articles online, we still maintain subscriptions to a number of print journals for those who do not have access to the university databases.

Stack

Items in stack have either been withdrawn from the Main Collection or are donations.  Generally these esoteric items are only of interest to research higher degree students.  Stack items are available for loan.

Donations

Due to the generosity of people in the diocese who have already given many donations, we now only accept for consideration academic volumes published during the last twenty years, or items that are ‘classics’ if published earlier.  These donations are accepted on the understanding that they will be assessed in accordance with the Roscoe Library Collection Development Policy. Those items not selected for inclusion in the main library collection may be offered to students or discarded.

 

Renew loans

Click the Login link on the right-hand side of the catalogue screen.

Enter your username and password.
[Username is usually lowercase first and last names without a space e.g. suesmith. 
If you do not know your password, click the Forgotten your password? link on the login page; this will generate an email that will allow you to create a new password.]

Under the My Portal Summary, select the Current Loans option.

Click the renewal icons that appear next to your loans.

 

Facilities

Photocopying/Printing/Scanning

Photocopying and printing facilities are available for a small fee. This is paid to library staff prior to use. You can scan and email material for free.

WiFi Access

Wireless internet access is available. Library staff can supply the necessary details.