Borrowers from other universities and TAFES

Students from other institutions in Victoria, as well as from interstate can register to borrow from our libraries free of charge as part of two reciprocal borrowing programs we participate in.

  • The CAVAL reciprocal borrowing program, and
  • The University Libraries of Australia and New Zealand (ULANZ) borrowing scheme.

Please note: Open University students are not eligible to participate in either of these reciprocal borrowing schemes.

Students and staff from international universities may also be able to register with us.

Borrowing is limited to low-use items and there is no access to electronic resources.

Information on borrowing limits

CAVAL reciprocal borrowing program

The CAVAL reciprocal borrowing program is a Victorian program which allows staff and students to borrow in person from participating universities and institutions.

Information about the CAVAL reciprocal borrowing program

Registering in the library

You need to:

  • bring your home institution ID card or,
  • bring photo ID and proof that you are a current student or employee or,
  • be able to log into the staff or student portal of your home institution

Registration might take a few minutes depending on how busy we are.

Registering online

You can register online using the below forms.

When you come to borrow, you need to bring one of the above-mentioned forms of identification. We will confirm your registration the first time you borrow, but this will be quicker than registering from scratch.

Registration forms

CAVAL undergraduate

CAVAL postgraduate

CAVAL staff member

You need to bring your CAVAL card and your university ID card each time you borrow.

ULANZ borrowing scheme

ULANZ is a borrowing scheme that allows staff and students of participant universities to borrow in person from member universities in Australia or New Zealand.

Information about ULANZ

Registering in the library

You need to:

  • bring your home institution ID card or,
  • bring photo ID and proof that you are a current student or employee or,
  • be able to log into the staff or student portal of your home institution

Registration might take a few minutes depending on how busy we are.

Registration forms

ULANZ student

ULANZ staff member

International university students and staff members

We offer to provide borrowing rights to students and staff from international universities who have been indemnified by their home university. You must have a letter of indemnity from your university and bring proof of enrolment or employment and photo ID to any of our libraries to register.

Your letter from your University should be written in English and should include the following points:

- that you are a current student in good standing with no library penalties or conditions attached to your record.
- a statement that the University are willing to indemnify you for any losses or fines that you may receive whilst using our library, and which are not resolved before you leave.
- the period of time they are willing to indemnify you for.
- contact details for someone at your University we can contact if we need to follow up.

You can also register online.  You will need to bring your photo ID and documentation to a service desk to confirm your registration before you can borrow.

Registration form

International university student or staff member