Join the library


In line with the university’s staged return to campus, access to Library and Learning Commons spaces is only available to Charles Sturt students and staff via swipe card access until further notice.

All applications to Join the Library remain suspended until further notice.

Applicant Categories


Please complete the Online Registration Form only.

Third party partners (with CSU Partner Card)

Please present at Library AskUs Desk to access Library borrowing services.

Community and other educational institutions

Step 1 – Register

Bring to the library or email

  1. Signed library membership application form
  2. Photo ID
  3. An original passport style photo (copy of a photo cannot be accepted), or email a photo ( JPEG format, no larger than 200kB in size) or have your photo taken at the Library Monday – Friday 9am-5pm.
  4. If you are:

    From other educational institutions - Also bring to the Library or email your current ID card from your institution (if you are a Vianney College student or staff member, you can provide a Letter of Introduction from your Library)

    Local schools (Senior students) - Also bring to the library or email a completed and signed Application for Library Access and Borrowing form (Schedule 1 of the agreement with your school - ask your school for this form)
Step 2 – Collect your card

Collect your CSU card while here in person, or we will contact you when your CSU card has been made and is ready for collection – normally the next business day.

Step 3 – Activate your account

Activate your account and create your CSU user name and password.
School students under 18 years of age must provide a signed Internet Access Form.

Please note that memberships must be renewed on an annual basis. The following expiry dates apply to membership:

  • Alumni, community and university members: 28 February of the following year
  • Third party partner members: 31 December of current year
  • Local college members: 30 November of the current year
  • Local school members: 30 November at the end of Year 12