Student libraries

The Study Centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane have brand new libraries to support student learning.

Features and services of our libraries:

  • Full access to the CSU online catalogues, databases and workshops
  • Self-check book kiosk – no queues to borrow books!
  • Library workshops run during Orientation Week and following weeks
  • Computer terminals to conduct online research and complete written work
  • Photocopiers and printers
  • State of the art study and research facilities
  • Access to all subject texts and reserve copies for 2 hour loan

Library opening hours

  • Brisbane: 8.00AM-5.00PM Monday to Friday
  • Melbourne: 8.30AM-8.00PM Monday to Friday
  • Sydney: 8.30AM-7.00PM Monday to Thursday, 8.30AM-6.00PM Friday

The Sydney & Melbourne campuses will also be open on Saturdays during the CSU exam periods.


How do I renew my loans?

  • In person at the library
  • Online
  • OR ring the library phone number (below) and renew over the phone

How do I get help searching Business & IT databases and finding information?

  • Ask the librarian and attend advertised library workshops.

Can I borrow from other university libraries?

  • You can organise an Inter Library Loan from other CSU libraries in the Sydney library. See the Sydney Librarian to organise an inter-library loan. Sydney students can also join UTS Library to borrow books for $75 for 12 months.
  • In Melbourne students can borrow from any other University libraries through CAUL. Just collect a form from the Melbourne library.

What library fines are applicable and how do I pay them? 

  • Return or renew the book by the due date and you will not get any library fines. Otherwise $1.00 per day per item after due date will be charged. 
  • Library fines can be checked online or on the self-check book kiosk. Any library fines must be paid directly to Finance in Student Services. 

What happens if I lose a book? 

  • If a student loses a book, a library fine of $180 will be charged to cover replacement cost of book and administration fees. 

Contact Details 

  • Melbourne Library – Marian Lees (Director, Library Services) 
    Ph: 03 9935 7918
  • Sydney Library – Alice Messerer (Manager, Library Services)  
    Ph: 02 9291 9315
  • Brisbane Library – Sharon Kenealy (Manager, Library Services) or  
    Ph: 61 07 3232 1671