Join the library

La Trobe University students and staff

La Trobe University students and staff are already members of the library and do not need to join. Your current La Trobe University ID card is your library card and is used for borrowing.

La Trobe Melbourne students and staff

All La Trobe Melbourne students and staff are eligible to become members of the library. Your current La Trobe Melbourne ID card is your library card and is used for borrowing.

How to become a member

  1. If you are a student who has not used the library before, go to the Inquiry Desk to enrol.
  2. If you are a staff member, obtain an authorisation form from the La Trobe Melbourne office. Take the completed form, with the signature of the College principal and director, to the Inquiry Desk to enrol.

Borrowing

Students can borrow up to 30 items at a time for a period of 28 days with up to 2 renewals.

Staff can borrow unlimited items for a period of 60 days with up to 2 renewals.

You can use the following items in the library but cannot borrow them:

  • journals (including magazines and newspapers)
  • reference items.

You do not have access to BONUS+.

Access to eresources

Databases or online resources are only accessible using your LTM username and password on a library computer. You can connect to wireless internet but won't be able to access library online resources using your laptop or mobile devices. 

Note: Company360, TV News, and LexisNexis AU databases are not available. Ebooks and e-reserve items on your reading list are not available using your login details.

Wodonga TAFE students and staff

All staff and students of Wodonga Institute of TAFE are eligible to become members of the library.

How to become a member

  1. Fill in a staff or student enrolment form and present it to the Inquiry/Loans Desk with your current student or staff ID card.
  2. Your Wodonga TAFE ID card is also your library membership card. You must have your card with you in order to borrow.

Borrowing

Your borrowing privileges are mostly the same as those for La Trobe students and staff. For more information see the LibGuides or Library@Student Central.

Access to eresources

You can access the TAFE subscribed eresources (including articles, ebooks, standards and streaming video) from the LibGuides or see Library@Student Central.

You cannot access the La Trobe University Library eresources due to licensing agreements. This includes most electronic resources found in the La Trobe University Library Catalogue.

Alumni

Library membership is FREE for all graduates of La Trobe University (Alumni). Membership will allow you to borrow most items from the campus libraries as well as access a variety of full text databases. We cannot provide access to some online databases, journals and ebooks outside the library due to publisher restrictions, but you can access many of these resources (excluding e-books) at a campus library by using the guest computers.

How to become a member

  1. Sign up to AlumniConnect
  2. You will receive an email within 7 days of registering with AlumniConnect with information about your login details and how to set up a library PIN which will enable you to access some online databases.
  3. For information on how to obtain a Library borrower card, please check with the Alumni and Advancement Office via email. A borrower card can be organised for a $22 one off fee.

Borrowing

You can borrow up to 10 items at a time for a period of 28 days with up to 2 renewals.

You can use the following items in the library but cannot borrow them:

  • journals (including magazines and newspapers)
  • videos and DVDs
  • short term loan, reserve or reference items.

Database access

View the list of databases and online resources accessible by alumni outside the library.

CAVAL

If you have a CAVAL card from your home institution's library, you can become a member of the library. You will be able to borrow items from most collections in the library, including collections at other campus libraries, and use the library facilities.

How to become a member

  1. Take your CAVAL card and your current student/staff card from your home institution to the Inquiry/Loans Desk.
  2. We will attach a barcode to your CAVAL card.
  3. You can then use the CAVAL card to borrow items using the self-checkout machines or at the Inquiry/Loans Desk.

Borrowing

Undergraduates can borrow up to 10 items at a time for a period of 28 days with up to 2 renewals.

Postgraduates and staff can borrow up to 10 items at a time for a period of 28 days with up to 2 renewals.

You can use the following items in the library but cannot borrow them:

  • journals (including magazines and newspapers)
  • videos and DVDs
  • short term loan, reserve or reference items.

Access to eresources

You do not have access to online material such as ejournals or databases. You can use eduroam network to connect your laptop to wireless internet.

Members of Australian Universities (ULA)

Students or staff members from a university outside of Victoria can become a member of the library. This will enable you to borrow items from most collections in the library, including collections at other campus libraries, and use the library facilities.

How to become a member

  1. Take your current student/staff card from your home institution to the Inquiry/Loans Desk. If you are a student, you must also show proof of your current enrolment.
  2. We will issue you with a library card. At the Melbourne campus you need to purchase a card ($22) from the Student Hub.
  3. You can then use the card to borrow items using the self-checkout machines or at the Inquiry/Loans Desk.

Borrowing

You can borrow up to 10 items at a time for a period of 28 days with up to 2 renewals.

You can use the following items in the library but cannot borrow them:

  • journals (including magazines and newspapers)
  • videos and DVDs
  • short term loan, reserve or reference items.

Access to eresources

You do not have access to online material such as ejournals or databases. You can use eduroam network to connect your laptop to wireless internet.

VCE/HSC students and teachers

Melbourne, Bendigo &Albury-Wodonga

As a local student/teacher studying/teaching a VCE/HSC subject, you can become a member of the library. This will enable you to borrow items from the print collection, including items at other campus libraries, and use the library facilities.

How to become a member

  1. Print the VCE/HSC Membership form.
  2. If you are a student, have the form signed by your parents and verified by your school.
  3. If you are a teacher, have the form verified by your school.
  4. Take the form to the Inquiry/Loans Desk at any La Trobe campus library during opening hours.
  5. Bring your current school student photo ID card if you have one so that a library barcode may be attached to your school ID card. At the Melbourne campus, if you do not have an acceptable student card, you need to purchase a card ($22) from the Student Hub. Your membership expires on 30 November each year.

Borrowing

You can borrow up to 10 print items for a period of 28 days with up to 2 renewals. You can use the following items in the library but cannot borrow them:

  • journals (including magazines and newspapers)
  • videos and DVDs
  • short term loan, reserve or reference items.

Mildura

As a local student/teacher studying/teaching a VCE/HSC subject, you can become a member of the joint use TAFE/La Trobe library. This will enable you to borrow items from the print collection and use the library facilities. This service is free to you.

How to become a member

  1. Print the VCE Mildura Membership form.
  2. If you are a student, have the form signed by your parents and verified by your school.
  3. If you are a teacher, have the form verified by your school.
  4. Take the form to the Circulation Desk at The Sunraysia Institute of TAFE library during opening hours.
  5. A barcode will be attached to your school ID card.  Your membership expires on 30 November each year.

Borrowing

You can borrow up to 10 print items for a period of 21 days with 1 renewal. You may borrow back issues of journals for 7 days, and DVD/videos for 7 days (no renewals)

You can use the following items in the library but cannot borrow them:

  • Latest issues of journals (including magazines and newspapers)
  • short term loan, reserve or reference items.

Shepparton

As a local student/teacher studying/teaching a VCE subject, you can become a member of the library. This will enable you to borrow items from the print collection, and use the library facilities.

How to become a member

  1. Print the VCE Shepparton Membership form.
  2. If you are a student, have the form signed by your parents and by your school Principal.
  3. If you are a teacher, have the form signed by your school Principal.
  4. Take the form to the GOTAFE/La Trobe Shepparton campus library during opening hours.
  5. Bring your current school student ID card if you have one. If you do not have an acceptable card you need to purchase a Library card ($10) from the GOTAFE student administration Your membership expires on 30 November each year.

Borrowing

You can borrow up to 3 print items for a period of 28 days with 1 renewal. You can use the following items in the library but cannot borrow them:

  • videos and DVDs
  • short term loan or reserve items

Access to resources

You have access to print items in the library. To get access to eresources such as ejournals or databases, see Secondary School LibGuide.

Early admissions program

The Aspire Early Admissions Program is an exciting initiative for domestic undergraduate school leavers for entry into La Trobe from Semester 1, 2015.

Community

People from businesses and the wider community (over 18 years of age) can become members of the library. This will enable you to borrow items from most collections in the library, including collections at other campus libraries, and use the library facilities.

Membership rates

Membership type 6 months 12 months
Individual membership $88 $154
Concession card holders $49.50 $88
Corporate membership (for 4 members) n/a $440 + $110 each additional member

How to become a member

  1. Take a form of ID and your concession card (if applicable) to the Inquiry/Loans Desk.
  2. We will issue you with a library card. At the Melbourne campus, you need to purchase a card ($22) from the Student Hub.
  3. You can then use the card to borrow items using the self checkout machines or at the Inquiry/Loans Desk.

Borrowing

You can borrow up to 10 items at a time for a period of 28 days with up to 2 renewals.

You can use the following items in the library but cannot borrow them:

  • journals (including magazines and newspapers)
  • videos and DVDs
  • short term loan, reserve or reference items.

Access to eresources

You do not have access to online material such as ejournals or databases.