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The way you borrow at USC Library has changed

 

You can borrow physical items using either:

  • the self-check kiosk located in your campus library; or
  • the USC Library app on your device.

Follow the instructions below when using either self-check option and contact the library for assistance.

Download the app for Apple or Android.

Use the self-check kiosk

How to use the self-check kiosk

Press the Start Button then scan your ID card

Scan the Library barcode on the book.

Press the green 'finish' button when you have scanned all the items. An email receipt will be sent to your student email address (it may take up to an hour for the receipt to be sent)

Use the USC Library (self-check) app

How to use the USC Library app

Download and install the app from the app store. Ensure you have enabled your phone's location services and camera if the app prompts you to.

Press 'Start'

Scan your ID card or enter your Student ID number OR enter your username and password

Press the '+' button to start borrowing books

Scan or enter the USC Library barcode for each book. Press the '+' button to borrow additional items

Press the 'finish' button when you have scanned all the items. An email receipt will be sent to your student email address (it may take up to an hour for the receipt to be sent)

Troubleshooting for USC Library app

  • Barcode won't scan
    • Check you are scanning the 'University of the Sunshine Coast Library' barcode sticker, not the book barcode.
    • Enable 'Focus Assist' in the settings options of the app on your personal device.
    • Type the barcode number rather than scanning.
  • Cannot log in
    • Select USC Single single sign-on to log in with your USC username and password.  If you forget your password, contact Student IT help desk to reset it.
    • Select USC Patron ID to log in with your Student ID number, or scan your ID card.
  • Cannot borrow
    • Please ensure you are in the library building.  The app will only allow borrowing within a campus library.
    • Please see library staff or Contact Us to check your library account.
    • Please also note that any fine payments will not be applied to your library account until the next business day.
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