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About the Library

Community Membership

'Community' borrowers include members of the public, Adelaide School of Art, Carnegie Mellon, William Light Institute, Audit, OUA students not studying a course with UniSA, SACE students, reciprocal and ULANZ reciprocal borrowers.

For further information about community borrowing please contact Ask the Library.

Members of the community: free

To register visit the Library between 8.30am-6.00pm Monday - Friday.

You will need to bring photo ID including address.

Community memberships expire 12 months from the date of application.

SACE memberships expire on the 30th of November of the current year.

  • Up to 20 items
  • Access to Main collection including print journals.  All items are a 4 week loan unless recalled. Minimum loan period of 2 weeks if item requested by another patron.
  • Items requested by other patrons will be recalled.
  • Check myLibrary to keep up to date when items are due for return
  • Loans cannot be renewed
  • Main collection
  • Selected electronic resources and the Internet using the computers and online resources
  • Print journals
  • Students and staff of our University have priority access to the computers in the Library. Use by the community is based on 'guest access' availability
  • Guest access to the internet is available in the Library to all members of the community on one designated computer at City East | City West | Magill | Mawson Lakes and Whyalla
  • Due to restrictions on database use by the vendors of these products, guests will be asked to provide photographic identification (drivers licence or other documentation)
  • The Library will record the following contact details: name, address, the date and time of use
  • Guests may view and/or download contents only from electronic resources provided such use is for studying, teaching or research purposes, does not constitute sequential and systematic downloading of an unreasonable volume of licensed content or amount to or result in commercial distribution.
  • For further information please Ask the Library

Physical items can be returned at any UniSA library via internal or external returns chutes.

For locations of returns chutes and more about the facilities at each of our campus Libraries please see the Campus Libraries pages.

Library fines apply for overdue recalled items at $2 per day.

You can pay fines in person, by phone or by mail:

  • On campus: all payments for both cash and credit card can be paid at Campus Central (Visa or MasterCard only)
  • By phone: contact Ask the Library on 1300 137 659 to pay via credit card (Visa or MasterCard only)
  • By mail: cheques and money orders should be posted to:

Library Administration
GPO Box 2471
Adelaide SA

Please note: Library fees cannot be paid by WebPay, Post BillPay or Bpay.

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