Library services for Alumni


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.

Registered CSU Alumni members (graduates of CSU and its predecessor institutions) can access selected journal databases and local print collections, free of charge.

To register with the Alumni Office, you will need to complete the alumni registration form.

To renew Library borrowing and other on-campus services, contact the Alumni Team.

Access to Services

From Home

One of the most popular services we provide for alumni is online access to full text journals, from anywhere in the world, via the following databases:

The databases provide some full text, as well as indexing and abstracting services. You can limit your results to view Full Text only by ticking that option on the initial search page.

Please note that Alumni membership does not include access to electronic resources available to current CSU students and staff.

To obtain a login and password to access these databases, contact the Alumni Team

In the Library

You can also access the following services after selecting "Access to On-campus Services" in the "Alumni registration form" link above.

Alumni & Community Borrowing Conditions
Borrower Type Number of Items Standard Loan Period
Maximum Renewal Period
Alumni 20 2 4

Please note: It is each borrower's responsibility to be aware of the Library Rule.

CSU Does Not Provide

  • Restricted/reserve/special collections/Surface Pros
  • Database/internet access (excluding library catalogues and selected databases/electronic resources within the Library building)
  • eBooks
  • Intercampus loans
  • Interlibrary loans
  • Home delivery (postal) services