Important! You must have your CSU card to borrow from the Library.

Item Loan Periods by Cohort
Borrower Type Number of Items Standard Loan Period
Maximum Renewal Period
Reserve Items
Mobile Device
Students (Undergraduate, Graduate Certificate or Diploma) * 20 4 20 2 4
Students (Higher Degree by Research, Masters & Honours) 50 12 60 2 4
Staff (Academic, Adjunct & Professional/General) 50 12 60 2 N/A
Staff (Casual Professional/General) 20 4 20 2 N/A
Alumni & Community See Library services for Alumni and Library services for Community N/A

Please Note: Loan periods may be shortened or items recalled from loan if they are in high demand.
*May not apply to all students enrolled through CSU Partner Institutions.

How to borrow

  1. Login to Primo Search
  2. Search for your book or other items
  3. If you are on campus, use the location details and call number to retrieve from shelf
  4. If you are Online or at another campus, Submit Loan Request and select your pickup location eg. Home Delivery
  5. If you want to request a copy (one chapter or 10%), Submit Digitisation Request and Agree to Copyright terms
  6. You can review or cancel your requests in My Library Record by selecting your name in the top right hand corner

Renewing your loans

Renew your loans by logging into My Library Record

Items can't be renewed if:

  • They are more than 28 days overdue
  • You have unpaid fees of $100 or more
  • Someone else has requested the item
  • You've reached the renewal limit for that item

Avoid fees by returning them on time.

More information

Home Delivery

Request books and other material from CSU libraries (excluding Port Macquarie) to be delivered to your home address. Home delivery is available to students enrolled through CSU Online study mode, as well as these eligible staff and student groups.

Free return postage is available within Australia for students enrolled through CSU Online study mode.

The Library provides one return postage label in each parcel. All interstate deliveries (except ACT) are sent through Express Post. All other deliveries are through Australia Post regular mail service. Allow at least 5 business days for delivery through Australia Post regular mail service.

This is a SSAF funded initiative

CSU Online students, enrolled through an Australian campus, can request books to be posted overseas. Return postage costs are covered by the student.

Intercampus delivery

Place requests for items from another CSU Library and choose to have them delivered to your campus. Allow up to 5 working days for delivery.

Items in the Port Macquarie collection can only be requested for pick up at Port Macquarie library.

Digitised copies

Request copies of book chapters, table of contents or journal articles from print resources to be scanned and emailed to you.

Copyright restrictions apply.

Allow 2 working days to receive your emailed copy.

Interlibrary loans

Journal articles, books and other items that are not held by the library, may be requested using our interlibrary loans service. Fees may apply.

Material from other libraries cannot be sent overseas. We are only able to obtain digitised copies of chapters or articles for students outside Australia.

Returning library items

Return items in person or by post to CSU libraries at:

  • Albury-Wodonga
  • Bathurst
  • Dubbo
  • Orange
  • Port Macquarie (in person only)
  • Wagga Wagga

See Library locations and addresses for details

Items should not be posted or returned to other locations.

If returning by post

  • Items must be returned in padded bags
  • CSU Online students requiring reply paid labels should contact the Library
  • You are responsible for covering return postage costs from outside Australia

Please Note: Contact us as soon as possible if you have lost or damaged an item, not received an item or it has not been returned to the library through the post.

Borrowing on workplace learning

  • You are eligible for extended borrowing for the length of your placement, plus one week.
  • Enquire at the Ask Us Desk before going on placement.
  • Request books while on placement via the Workplace Learning Form
  • We will post books to you however return postage is your responsibility
  • Return items in padded bags or in person to your closest campus Library

Borrow from another library

CSU staff and students may register to borrow from the following universities and colleges, through the ULANZ borrowing scheme: