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. Online databases or resourcess are accessible using your LTU username and password.

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.

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 outside the library due to licensing agreements. However you can access many of these resources (excluding e-books) on the guest computers in the library.

Alumni

Online Library membership is FREE for all graduates and ex-staff of La Trobe University (Alumni). This will provide you with access to selected databases for non-commercial/personal use only.

We cannot provide access to all online databases, journals and eBooks due to publisher restrictions, but you can access many of these resources (excluding eBooks) at a campus library by using the “guest” computers. You can obtain a borrower card for $30 and borrow most items from the campus libraries.

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 to access some online databases
  3. For information on how to obtain a borrower card, please contact the Library on 9479 2922 or visit us in the Library Help Zone.

Access resources

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

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

You can use short term loans in the library but cannot borrow them.

CAVAL

If you are a student or staff member of an institution listed on the CAVAL participating libraries page, you can become a member of the La Trobe University 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. Bring your current student/staff I.D. card from your home institution to the Help Zone/Loans Desk along with proof of your enrolment (e.g. confirmation of enrolment letter).
  2. We will issue you with a CAVAL card and will attach a La Trobe University Library barcode.
  3. You can then use the CAVAL card to borrow items using the self-checkout machines or at the Help Zone/Loans Desk.

Borrowing

As a CAVAL borrower, 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/mobile device to wireless internet using your home institution's username and password.

ULANZ

If you are a student or staff member of an institution listed on the ULANZ participating universities page, you can become a member of the La Trobe University 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. Bring your current student/staff I.D. card from your home institution to the Help Zone/Loans Desk along with proof of your enrolment (student) or your employment status (staff).
  2. You will be asked to complete a membership form and will be required to purchase an LTU I.D. card ($30).
  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 Library Help Zone/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. 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
  • 3 hour, 3 day, 7 day and 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)
  • 3 hour, 3 day, 7 day and 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

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

Community membership is free.

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

How to become a member

  1. Take a form of photo ID to the library service desk at your nearest campus library.
  2. You will be asked to complete a membership form and will be required to purchase a LTU ID card ($30). You can then use the card to borrow items.

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.

Access to computers

Ask at the Library service desk when you arrive.

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