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WA university students & staff

Curtin Library is a member of University Libraries of Australia and New Zealand (ULANZ) which allows students and staff from member universities to borrow from any other participating Australian and New Zealand university library (does not include Open Universities Australia).

All current students and staff from the universities below must register online to become members of Curtin Library:

  • Edith Cowan University,
  • Murdoch University,
  • The University of Western Australia, and
  • University of Notre Dame Australia

Important information

  • Your University ID card will be your Curtin Library card.
  • Your membership is personal, non-transferable and will expire on the 28 February of the following year. Membership may be renewed by completing the online registration form.
  • The Library will assign you a user ID and password.
  • The Library’s full range of databases is not available to WA university students and staff because of licence constraints.
  • It is an important condition of use that WA university students and staff only use Library electronic resources for personal research or educational use (not as a substitute for employers or businesses obtaining access to these resources).

Library services

WA university students and staff have access to a variety of Library services and facilities:

Borrowing material from Library collections

  • You may only borrow items in person.
  • There is no limit on the number of standard items that can be borrowed.
  • The Library will let you know when you need to return your item/s via email.
  • Due dates may change if requested by other patrons, you are guaranteed a seven-day loan. You will be notified of changed due dates by email.
  • Items which are on loan to other clients may be requested through the Library Catalogue. An availability notification will be sent when the item is ready for you to collect.
  • Use your Curtin Library ID number and password to access your Borrower Information.

Electronic resources

  • Some electronic databases can be accessed from Library computers. To access databases available onsite, visit the Databases page and filter by group Databases for onsite use.
  • Access to additional electronic databases (including PubMed) via the Databases page is available. Select filter by group Databases for guest use.
  • Not all e-Books are available for viewing due to licence restrictions.

Library Help services

Staff assistance is available in all campus Libraries. For assistance, call +61 8 9266 7166 or visit LibAnswers.

Computers and facilities

  • To use the Library computers, sign in as a Curtin visitor. You can then use your library ID to access the Library Catalogue. Other Microsoft applications are also available for use.
  • Students and staff from other WA universities may use the eduroam wifi network.
  • Students and staff from other WA universities are welcome to use individual study spaces in the library during full service hours.

Photocopying and printing facilities

Photocopiers and printers are available in all campus libraries. Ask our staff about guest printing (charges are applicable).

Library notifications

  • Library notifications are sent to your university email address. Notifications include (but are not restricted to) loan receipts, reminders, overdue notifications, changes to due dates and lost accounts.
  • Please check your nominated email address weekly to ensure you receive notifications.
  • Please ensure your email address is kept up-to-date.
  • Your Borrower Information is available from the Library Catalogue. Please check this regularly to avoid fines.


To avoid fines:

    • Check your university emails for Library notifications;
    • Check your Borrower Information for due dates of items and return items on or before the due date;
    • Please note that overdue recalled items attract a daily fine until returned.

If you do not pay fines you have incurred you may be blocked from borrowing at Curtin Library and your own university’s library. If an item is not returned, Curtin Library will bill your home library for the replacement cost of the item plus an administration cost. Once this has happened you will be required to reimburse to your own library any amounts paid on your behalf.

Specialist services for clients with disabilities

The Library aims to provide specialist services, facilities and equipment to students and staff from other WA universities with disabilities and/or medical conditions. from other libraries in the scheme. Students and staff who need this assistance should register with the Equity Office of their home institution.