Library Orientation Toolbox

Order your CSU card

CSU Student 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.

Order your CSU card now

*Different arrangements apply for students studying through Partner Institutes or distance education students outside Australia.


Activate your username and password

Login Screen

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

Create your password and activate your log in now


Find out what library services you can access

Online 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.

Go to Information for Students, Staff & the Community


Visit the CSU Library website

Access 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

Go to CSU Library website
Go to CSU Student Library page


Visit the CSU Library on campus

Ask Us

If you are an on-campus student, live nearby, or visiting for residential school, come in and see what resources are available.

Go to the Opening Hours page


Ask for help

Help Desk

Friendly and quick assistance is available. Ask for help finding information and navigating the library’s extensive eResources.

Go to the Opening Hours page for Phone and Live Chat operating hours


Watch the online tutorials

On campus

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.

Watch the online tutorials now


Bookmark your Subject Library Guide

Library Guides

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.

Explore Library Guides


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