About the Library

Community/Reciprocal Membership 

  • Community borrowers include members of the public, SACE students & OUA students not studying a course with UniSA
  • Reciprocal borrowers include students/staff from the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and ULANZ borrowing scheme

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

More about our campus facilities can be found at: Metropolitan Campus Libraries.

For further information please contact Ask the Library.

  • Free membership on completion of registration form
  • To register visit the Library between between 8.30am-6.00pm Monday - Friday.
  • You will need to bring current photo ID including address. Reciprocal ULANZ also need proof of enrolment/employment
  • If you have a membership card from your educational institution bring this with you, as this can be used as your membership/borrowing card at UniSA
  • Community memberships expire 12 months from the date of application
  • Reciprocal memberships expire on the 28th February of the next year
  • SACE memberships expire on the 30th of November of the current year


  • Subject guides that help you locate relevant information and resources

Discover the broad range of how to guides, videos and interactive tutorials designed to help you with finding and analysing resources

On Campus

  • Main collection and print journals
  • Selected electronic resources and the Internet using our guest access computer

Guest Access at Metropolitan Campuses

  • Use by Community/Reciprocal members is based on availability
  • Due to vendor database licencing requirements guests will be asked to complete and sign a guest access agreement form and provide photographic identification on each occasion
  • Guests may view and/or download content from the internet and electronic resources provided such use is for study, teaching or research purposes and does not constitute sequential and systematic downloading of an unreasonable volume of licensed content or amount to or result in commercial distribution
  • SACE students (under 18) require parental/guardian authorisation for guest access (internet)
  • Printing facilities are not available


  • You can borrow up to 20 items and they can be returned at any UniSA library
  • All items are loaned for 4 weeks unless recalled
    • If recalled the loan is reduced to a minimum of 2 weeks
  • Check myLibrary to keep up to date when items are due for return
    • Renewals of loans are not available under Community/Reciprocal membership


Recalls occur when an item that is on loan is requested by another patron

  • The Library sends recall emails that indicate if an item you have borrowed is recalled and the new due date
  • 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. You can then collect the item from our request shelf and borrow the item using your membership card at the self-check machines

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