Library services for the community

Charles Sturt libraries provide a number of services for members of the community and other universities, colleges and schools.

Charles Sturt library provides

How many items can I borrow?

As a Community Borrower you can borrow:

  • Number of items: Unlimited
  • Standard loan period: 4 weeks
  • Renewals: Unlimited

Recalled items must be returned when requested.

Charles Sturt library does not provide

  • Restricted/reserve/special collections/Surface Pros.
  • Database/internet (excluding Primo Search and Walk-In Access databases).
  • eBooks.
  • Intercampus loans.
  • Interlibrary loans.
  • Home delivery (postal) services.

Community members

Charles Sturt supports regional engagement. We welcome adult members of the local community to join and use the Library, free of charge.  Applicants need to submit a photo of themselves for the membership card and a photo of some form of identification, with the completed application form, to  You will be contacted when the card is ready to collect.

Library Membership Application form.

If you're a member of one of the following groups, you can register with us:

Other universities

Students and staff from the following universities may also join CSU library, free of charge as per the following agreement.

Charles Sturt provides wireless internet access for students, researchers, faculty and staff from participating institutions.

Other useful information

Our libraries and contact

We have libraries at all major campuses. We've also got various ways you can get in touch if you need help.

Library policy

Governing the access and use of the Library resources, collection development, and privacy information.