Offshore students wishing to access SmartSearch, the Library’s portal to searching multiple databases will need a Library record. Your Library record is created upon production of your CSU student card. So, if you do not have a student card, you will not have a Library record and unfortunately will not be able to log in to SmartSearch (or make copy requests from the CSU Library catalogue).
Obtaining a student card is easy. A student card application form can be found on the SmartSearch login page at http://www.csu.edu.au/division/library/libskills/ssloginhelp.htm
See the Library Services forum (via the Library Web site or My.CSU) for more information on SmartSearch and database searching. Check this guide How do I use SmartSearch? for info about this great service that was developed by the CSU Library team.