Psychometric Library

School of Behavioural Sciences Psychometric Test Library Lending Policy


1. General Comments

2. Access to Tests in the Psychometric Test Library

3. Psychometric Test Library Borrowing Privileges

4. Penalties for Overdue Items

5. Test Library Holdings


General Comments

The School of Behavioural Sciences Callaghan maintains a holding of approximately 400 psychometric tests to help facilitate the School's efforts in research and teaching. The largest, most readily available holding of tests is in the Psychometric Test Library. Some specialised materials are housed either in the Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory or in the Psychology Clinic but those materials are not part of the Psychometric Test Library holdings.

Differing levels of access to test materials is offered to staff, postgraduate student, conjoint appointees, 4th year and undergraduate students of the School for material housed in the Psychometric Test Library. See below for borrowing privileges.

This policy specifically excludes access or borrowing rights to all test materials regardless of where they are housed for the any of the following purposes:

  • Private practice of other forms of commercial gain
  • For use on placement, unless written permission is given by the Chair of the Test Library Committee Contact Dr Sean Halpin
  • For clinical purposes that are not connected with the School's research or teaching practices

The rationale for making these exclusions is in order to ensure that the management of our test holdings at all times complies with the Australian commercial law and with the conditions under which the tests were purchased.

The School must not administer or make available its test materials holding in such a way as to restrict the trade of any local or international test publishers or distributors. The Psychometric Test Library Committee agrees that to make test materials available for any of the above mentioned purposes may be interpreted by test publishers and distributors as being a restriction of their trade and could expose the School to legal proceedings.


Access to Tests held in the Psychometric Test Library

Tests held in the Psychometric Library are listed in the Library database below and the responsibility for lending and maintaining them rests with Jeff Drummond.

WAIS IV kits are held in the main office W210 and are administered by the Admin Staff.

Contact Mr Jeff Drummond for advice


Psychometric Test Library Borrowing Privileges

  • Staff and Postgraduates

Test Library materials may be borrowed for a period of 2 weeks after which time they must either must returned, or renewed for another 2 week period. Loan renewals will only be permitted when the test has not been placed on a hold by another borrower.

Generally no more than 2 consecutive renewals after the initial borrowing period of any item are allowed. Requests for longer loan periods must be referred to the Chair of the Test Library Committee.

At times, high use materials may be restricted to a borrowing period of one week only.

  • Conjoint Staff

Test Library materials may be borrowed for a period of 2 weeks for research purposes only or to assist with the supervision of SBS students. At times, high use materials may be restricted to a borrowing period of one week. Tests are not available for private practice or for clinical use.

Conjoints will need to notify Jeff Drummond in advance of the materials that they wish to borrow from the Psychometric Test Library where the tests will be processed via the normal lending system.

  • 4th Year and Honours SBS Students

Permission to borrow materials must be sought from the Student's supervisor and from Jeff Drummond, who will maintain a lending system for these items in the Test Library.

  • Undergraduates:

No access except for PSYC3200 students who may access the WAIS-IV Kits via the appropriate on-line lending system.

  • Community Borrowers

No access.


Penalties for overdue items from the Psychometric Test Library

  • Staff and Conjoint Staff

Borrowing Privileges will be revoked.

  • All Students

Borrowing Privileges will be revoked. In addition, overdue items will incur a financial penalty identical to that incurred for items that are overdue under the University's Library lending system.

Postgraduate students will not be signed off as having finished their Clinic placements until all overdue test materials are returned.


Test Library Holdings

Test Library Holdings (PDF, 409KB)