The library reserves the right to refuse the loan of works that are damaged or contaminated or that pose an unacceptable risk to the library, its staff, contractors, collections or property. As a result of the due diligence process, the library will have professional judgment to determine whether the authenticity, legal and ethical status of the object is sound and whether any risk is taken into account before the object is loaned. However, the library reserves the right to refuse the loan of a work in case of doubt as to the legality of its property, its removal from its country of origin or its entry into Australia. All loans and loan renewals are recorded in writing on the library`s loan agreement and are subject to the terms and conditions of this document. Loans are made only for the purposes of the exhibition or exhibition. The library must receive an installation report for each location during the guided tour and be satisfied that all locations meet the minimum standards of security and maintenance of the works before the loan can be authorized. If the lender fails to indicate an amount, the library will only indicate an insurance value for the loan term. Although not a standard, the UK Registrars Group (UKRG) Facilities Report offers a template for assessing a location before agreeing on a loan. This is a great way to highlight potential problems with a loan and can provide information about the details of a credit agreement. In reviewing loans, the National Library undertakes to evaluate any potential loans by assessing the need for consultation in accordance with Annex 3 of the Guidelines for the Protection of Loaned Assets prior to the approval of the loan.

Consultation is carried out whenever an object concerns Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander persons, family groups or national, governmental or territorial representatives or archives. The consultation of Aboriginal communities and Torres Strait Islander communities will take place in accordance with the Guidelines for collaborative practice between libraries and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities document. When an object relates to other communities in Australia, consultation is considered and conducted when deemed necessary. Applications for loans of works on long-term loan to the National Gallery of Australia may be considered. In such cases, the borrower must be authorized by both the library and the National Gallery of Australia before the loan can continue.. . . .