Library Orientation Toolbox
Order your CSU card
Whether you are studying on campus or by distance, you need a CSU card to borrow from the CSU Library*.
A CSU card will:
- generate your library record and allow you to borrow and request library material.
- give you access to many buildings, including the 24/7 Learning Commons.
- allow you to use photocopying facilities.
*Different arrangements apply for students studying through Partner Institutes or distance education students outside Australia.
Activate your username and password
Use these to:
- manage your borrowing and loans online via My Library Record in Primo Search
- use online resources that require a log in
- access computers and wireless networks if you come on campus or attend residential schools
Find out what library services you can access
How many books can you borrow? Can books be posted to your home address?
Your eligibility for library services and resources depends on how you are enrolled with CSU.
Find out what you can access on the "Information for..." pages.
Visit the CSU Library website
The library website will help you to become familiar with what is available.
- Take the online Scavenger Hunt
- Find out what you can borrow and for how long with Information for Distance Education students
- Watch the Library Website tour video
Visit the CSU Library on campus
If you are an on-campus student, live nearby, or visiting for residential school, come in and see what resources are available.
- Take an Orientation Week Library tour.
- Ask the friendly staff for assistance.
- Can't come for a visit? Watch the online campus library tours.
Ask for help
Friendly and quick assistance is available. Ask for help finding information and navigating the library’s extensive eResources.
- Ask a Librarian: Phone - call 1800 808 369
- Ask a Librarian: Live Chat
- Ask a Librarian: Web Form
- Ask a Librarian : Forum
- Visit the Ask Us desk
Watch the online tutorials
Learn how to:
- use Primo Search to find eReserve material and journal articles, borrow books and manage your library record.
- identify appropriate sources of information and peer reviewed material, and evaluate resources.
- search journal databases and web resources for information for your assessments.
Bookmark your Subject Library Guide
Subject Library Guides are a great way to get started with research. Each online guide is tailored to a specific area of study, outlining how to research in your area and where to look for information.
- Bookmark your Subject Library Guide today – it’s your shortcut to finding what you need.