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ACPE Library: About

Opening Hours



(02) 9739 3365

Monday - Friday

8:00am - 5:00pm

For assistance in the library outside of opening hours, please see Student Services.

Closed weekends and public holidays

eResources are available 24/7, any time, any place.

Borrowing at a glance

  Max items Loan duration Renewals
Main Collection (Books & DVDs) 10 14 days (on campus students) 28 days (online students) 2
Reserve 2 3 hrs/overnight None


Serials, archives and theses


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1 day

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Overdue fines

The collection $1.00 per day                                                      
Reserve  $2.00 per hour


eBooks are a fantastic resource available 24/7. Search the catalogue and use material type: eBooks.

Library Facilities

There are 20 computers located within the Library for student use, equipped with:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Media Player
  • Movie Maker
  • Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • VLC Media Player 

Students may reserve a laptop for use within the Library. 

Printing, Copying and Scanning
Computers in the Library connect to the College’s network to support printing, copying and scanning. Scanning to your email account is available free from the photocopying machines. Colour printing, A3 paper, double sided printing/photocopying and automatic stapling is available. 

Printing/Photocopying Prices
A4 Black and white – 10c
A4 Colour – 50c
A3 Black and White – 20c
A3 Colour - $1.00

Card and cash payment  is available at Student Services. Card payment only in the library. Please note that you will need your student card for all transactions.

The library holds a range of equipment to meet student coursework needs:

  • Video cameras
  • Smartphone clamps
  • Laptops
  • Tripods
  • Microphones
  • Dictaphones
  • Data Projectors
  • DSLR still camera
  • iPod Dock  
  • Anatomy models
  • Blood pressure monitors
  • SD cards
  • SD card readers

Please see staff at the desk for assistance.

Off-Campus Students

Books from the Library's Main Collection can be mailed to distance and online students who live outside the Sydney metropolitan area and within Australia. Distance and online students may request photocopies/scans of chapters, provided that such requests are copyright compliant. Fines accrue daily on any overdue items.

Request an item by logging in to My Account with your usual student log in.

  • Once you have found the item you wish to request,
  • Select the item, select action, place hold.
  • Sign out

Requested items will be posted to you. You will receive an email notification when the item has been sent. Items must be returned to the Library by the due date. Fines accrue for materials returned late.

Community Members

Members of the community are welcome to join the Library. 

Conditions for Joining
Please consult the following documents for further information on joining the library:

External Lending Policy

Borrowing Privileges

Community members to the Library are permitted to borrow up to 5 items for 14 days at the same time from the loanable collections. These items may be renewed once, providing they have not been reserved by other users.

The annual fee for membership is currently $50.

Items from the other collections can be used within the Library and may be scanned or photocopied

Ask a Librarian

Library Staff

Head Librarian
Kim Houhlias
P: (02) 9739 3372

Systems Librarian
Cleone Ghabach
P: (02) 9739 3367

Library Officer
P: (02) 9739 3365

Services for Alumni

Joining the Library
ACPE Alumni are welcome to take up library membership. To join the Library you must complete the attached form below. 

Most Alumni members of the Library choose to transfer their student membership to an alumni membership on completion of their studies. Membership is free.

Alumni members can borrow 5 items from the Library's major collections for up to 14 days, with 1 renewal. Some resources are available for use within the Library only. Items can be photocopied - within the restrictions of the Copyright Act - or can be scanned to email.

Reference & Research Assistance
Reference and research assistance is provided by highly skilled staff and can be provided via our Chat service or in person at the Library desk. 

Fee based services including photocopying and Interlibrary Loans are available on request. For inquiries, please contact the Head Librarian

Library Forms