Joining the library is automatic for current staff and students. Your Swinburne ID card is your library card. If you are not a current staff or student, check the information for community membership.

Before completing the online form, please review the conditions for the different types of memberships below.


Casual staff and prospective students

  • Casual or temporary staff and students who have not yet completed enrolment can register for membership.


  • CAVAL and ULANZ members can borrow up to 10 items at a time.
  • DVDs, periodicals, videos and equipment cannot be borrowed,
  • Swinburne Library reserves the right to refuse any application for registration.
  • The Library should be notified immediately of any change of address.
  • Reciprocal Borrower cards are not transferable and are valid only when signed.
  • Registration is subject to the conditions of the CAVAL Reciprocal Borrower Program.
  • Loss of a card should be reported immediately to the home institution and to Swinburne Library, otherwise Swinburne Library can take no responsibility for items borrowed on that card.
  • Reciprocal borrowers who have overdue items or outstanding late return fines in excess of $9.99 will have borrowing privileges suspended.


  • The annual fee is $110 (GST inclusive)
  • All memberships are per individual member.
  • Membership is valid for 12 months.
  • Alumni members can borrow up to 10 items at a time.
  • Videos, DVDs and equipment cannot be borrowed.
  • There is limited access to selected databases on campus only.
  • Home access to Swinburne journals, databases, and online resources, is not available due to contractual licences. However a collection of online databases and resources are available to all Victorians through the State Library of Victoria. Access can also be arranged from home.


  • The annual fee is $330 (GST inclusive)Membership is valid for 12 months
  • Community members can borrow up to 10 items at a time
  • Videos, DVDs and equipment cannot be borrowed.