Academy Library membership

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UNSW Canberra students & staff

UNSW Canberra students and staff are automatically registered as Academy Library members when they either finalise their enrolment or the HR on-boarding processes. 

 As soon as staff and students have their zID details they can access the UNSW Library's electronic resources (e.g., ebooks, electronic journal articles, databases, streaming videos and more) and their myLibrary account. 

 

ADFA Personnel members

ADFA Personnel members need to visit the Academy Library to start the registration process. You'll need to complete a library registration form and an OSA02 form to obtain zID logins. Once zID details have been issued, ADFA Personnel members can access the UNSW Library's electronic resources (e.g. ebooks, electronic journal articles, databases, streaming videos and more) and their myLibrary account. For more information, visit ADFA Members: Welcome to the Academy Library guide.
 

ADFA ID card

To access and borrow from the on-site library, UNSW staff and students and ADFA Personnel members need to obtain an ADFA (Student/Staff ID) card through Information, Communication and Technology Services (ICTS). The ADFA ID card is your library card, which allows you to borrow physical items and use the printer/copiers/scanners and the 24/7 Service.  

Other memberships

The Academy Library offers a range of memberships (see below for more details for each). To apply, complete a membership form and provide supporting documentation.

To finalise the process, visit the ICTS Centre, Building 14, at UNSW Canberra during business hours. The ICTS staff will take your photo for your ADFA card.

Note that there may be a delay of up to 24 hours before full borrowing privileges are available. For information on borrowing privileges for each library membership, see Borrowing Information.

Membership information & requirements

  • UNSW students who have graduated or completed their program or are eligible to graduate may apply for alumni membership. 

    UNSW offers remote access to a limited number of databases for all UNSW Alumni. Library membership is not required for this free service.   

    Access to onsite resources 

    Alumni members can apply for an ADFA card to use onsite at the Academy Library. For information on what you can borrow and access, see details under non-UNSW clients under the Borrowing Privileges section on the Borrowing Information webpage.   

    Required documents 

    • completed membership form (if onsite access is desired)
    • photo ID
    • proof of address (either on your photo ID or on a phone bill, etc)
    • proof of your alumni status (one of the following):
      • any academic record demonstrating you're a UNSW graduate
      • email confirmation from the alumni team verifying that you're a UNSW graduate. 

    Fees 

    No fees apply. 

    Expiry date 

    New and renewing Alumni memberships submitted from the 1 May 2019, will be valid for 3 years from the date of application. 

  • ADF and Department of Defence (DoD) personnel based in the ACT area can apply for non-UNSW community borrower membership.

    Required documents

    • completed membership form
    • photo ID
    • proof of ADF or DoD employment
    • proof of address (either on your photo ID or on a phone bill, etc.)

    Fees

    No fees apply.

    Expiry date

    Membership expires 12 months from application.

    For information on borrowing rights, please see Borrowing Information.

  • To become a Reciprocal borrower your university must be an eligible Universities Libraries Australia & New Zealand (ULANZ) member.

    Required documents

    • completed Membership form
    • photo ID
    • proof of your current enrolment/employment at a participating University
    • proof of address (either on your photo ID or on a phone bill, etc.).

    Fees

    No fees apply.

    Membership 

    Membership is for the current enrolment period only. You need to renew your registration annually. Borrowing privileges expire on the 28 February of the following year.

    For information on borrowing rights, please see Borrowing Information.

  • Required documents

    • completed membership form
    • photo ID
    • proof of address (either on your photo ID or on a phone bill, etc.).

    Fees

    No fees apply.

    Membership 

    Membership expires 12 months from application.

    For information on borrowing rights, please see Borrowing Information.