Visitors (Individuals)

The University of Newcastle Library offers annual membership to members of the public. Library cards will be issued upon presentation of a completed Library Membership Application form available from any Library Service Zone.

Please remember to carry your card at all times if you wish to borrow. Report lost cards to Library Service Zone staff immediately to prevent unauthorised use.

Borrower Information
Number of items Loan period
$110 per calendar year
($55 if joining after 30th June)
15 Books
15 AV Kit + DVD
10 Holds
No Toys or English
Learners' collection
Loan periods vary, always check your receipt or MyLibrary

2 weeks,1 week or 3 days (1 renewal)

Community borrowers are subject to fines for late return of Library items, and borrowing will be suspended when over $10 is owed, or an item is more than 14 days late.

Library membership does not allow remote access to electronic resources.

Walk In Users (Individuals)

Members of the public wishing to access the Library's resources who are not currently staff or students at the University of Newcastle may be eligible to access the Library's electronic resources at dedicated Library Catalogue (NEWCAT+) computer terminals where the University's licensing agreements permit.

For more information on what is available download our Community Access Library Guide

Companies and institutions (Groups)

These groups may also apply to join the Library. Up to four people per membership may be nominated as borrowers. Please email