Reciprocal Borrowers

Who Can Register as a Borrower?

It is each borrower's responsibility to make themselves aware of the Rule of the Library.

How Do I Register as a Borrower?

Applications can only be processed during Library opening hours.

Steps to register:

  • Students: Bring to the Library:
    • completed and signed Library Membership Application form
    • passport style photo
    • current student ID card from your institution
    • proof of enrolment
    • photographic identification
  • Staff: Bring to the Library:
    • a completed and signed Library Membership Application form
    • passport style photo
    • an Employment Status form (which can be found in the agreement) and
    • photographic identification
  • Create your CSU user name and password by going to the Activate my account link. The CSU user name and password will allow you to place requests on library material and access My Library Record. Your password will need to be updated every 60 days.

    If you experience any problems creating your CSU account contact the IT Help Desk on 1300 653 088 Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm.

You will be able to access the Library after your CSU ID card has been processed by Student Central. Your CSU Library card is not transferable to any other person.

Registration expires on the following dates (you will need to re-register each year):

Institution Registration Expires
ULA 28 February next year
Riverina TAFE 30 November this year
Wodonga TAFE 30 November this year
Canberra Institute of Technology 30 November this year
TAFE NSW Western Institute 30 November this year
Which Services May I Use?
Reciprocal borrowers may use most CSU Library services:
  • Primo Search
  • loans from the general collections, including audiovisual and curriculum materials
  • periodicals
  • requests (holds)
  • microforms
  • photocopying at standard rate
  • reference collections
  • 'Ask Us' desk services
  • intercampus loans (charges apply for photocopies)
  • walk-in access to selected electronic resources

Note: Requests and intercampus loans are not available from St Mark's campus.

Services not available:

  • distance education services
  • interlibrary loans
  • ebooks
  • database/internet access *
  • closed access collections
  • special collections
  • Reserve Collection
  • short loan items including laptops and study rooms

* Limited access to selected databases and electronic resources is available within the Library building

What are the borrowing and renewing conditions?
Number of items that can be borrowed Standard loan period Number of renewals DVD/Video borrowing period DVD/Video renewal
20 14 days Undergraduate

28 days Higher degree students/staff
1 time 14 days 1 renewal

Items can’t be renewed if:

  • They are more than two weeks overdue
  • You have unpaid fines of $100 or more
  • Someone else has requested the item
  • You’ve reached the renewal limit for that item

Renewals can be made by logging into My Library Record in Primo Search or by contacting the Loans Desk.

How much are the Library fines?
Fines of $0.50 per day, per item are incurred if loans are not returned by the due date. Borrowers will be suspended from further borrowing until the items are returned, discharged, and fines paid. High demand material may be recalled by the Library, fines accrue at a higher rate ($5.00 per day, per item, max $100).

For items lost or not returned fees will be charged according to the approved schedule.

(Fines, replacement charges are payable by BPAY, In person or by mail through the
Division of Finance.)

Please note

  • CSU Library may also send details of overdue material or monies owed by you to your University or TAFE Library which may also impose penalties.
  • Your first Library card is free; replacement Library cards will cost $25.00 each

Need Help?

More information is available on the Library website or by contacting the Library.

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