Alumni library services

Who is an alumnus?

You are a University of Melbourne alumnus if you are:

  • a past student
  • a staff member (professional or academic) who has been working at the university for three years or longer
  • an official committee member who has served for three years or longer

If you are an alumnus please see this page for details on joining the alumni portal.

Once you have an alumni portal account you can then buy access to electronic resources and purchase a concession-priced borrowing membership.

Access to electronic resources

You can have access to a range of popular electronic databases which span a wide range of subject areas.

See a list of of currently available databases

The cost is $20 for 12 months access from the date of payment. No e-books are available as part of this package.

You will need to create an Alumni Portal account first. Then once you have paid the annual subscription fee you will be able to access the databases through the Alumni Portal.

Create an Alumni Portal account


You can purchase a concession-priced library membership to borrow physical books and CD's. Please note that to join as an alumni your previous library record must be in good standing.

The cost of a membership is $44.00 for 3 months, $65.00 for 6 months or $130.00 for 1 year.

You can register and pay in person at the Baillieu, Law, Giblin Eunson or ERC libraries by EFTPOS or credit card (we do not accept American Express or Diners Club).

Borrowing limits

Apply for borrowing membership