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About the Library

Community/Reciprocal 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.

Community borrowers MUST attend a metropolitan campus to borrow/access resources.

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

Members of the community: free

To register visit the Library between 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.

  • Main collection
  • Selected electronic resources and the Internet using the computers and online resources.
  • Print journals
  • Up to 20 items
  • All items are a 4 week loan unless recalled. Minimum loan period of 2 weeks if item requested by another patron.
  • Requests can be placed on items that are currently out on loan or held at another campus
  • Requests cannot be placed on our special collections

Once you have found an item in the Library catalogue:

  • View the Get it section for information about the item's location and availability
  • Sign into the catalogue via the link in the top right corner using your email address
  • Click the Request link
  • Select your Pickup Location
    • If the requested item is available at the selected pickup campus, you are expected to retrieve it yourself
  • Click Request

You will receive an email when the item is ready for collection and you will need to borrow the item using the self-check machines.

  • Recalls occur when an item that is on loan is requested by another patron. 
  • Your weekly borrowing activity statement email will indicate if an item you have borrowed is recalled and the new due date. 
  • Fines apply if the recalled item are not returned by the revised due date. 
  • Renewals of loans are not available under Community/Reciprocal membership. 
  • 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
  • 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

Check myLibrary to keep up to date when items are due for return.

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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