Library resources for online students

Hey online students! Did you know you can get your library books posted to you and portions of books scanned and emailed to you?
books ready to be posted out to Distance Education students
Books ready to be parcelled up and sent out
We will post and scan books to Online students nationally and enrolled through an Australian CSU campus. To find out if you are eligible for these service you can find more information on our eligibility for home delivery services page. Once you’ve worked out you are eligible for home deliver services you can find out what you can borrow on our borrowing webpage.
To request books and loan books you will need a CSU student card created to activate you in our Library Management System. 
Then, you’ll be all set!

To request a book to be posted to you:

 Watch our Introduction to Primo Search video to find out how.
  • When selecting where you want the book sent to, you’ll need to select the home address option

    Request your books through Primo selecting home address option (available only to Online students*) and we will post them out to you the next business working day.
    We will mail the requests to you using the address you have given CSU 

    • you can check what it is through the Administration tab on your student webpage 
  • If the book is already on loan we will post it to you as soon as it is returned.
Enclosed with your books will be: 

  • your loan receipt, showing the date the book was lent to you and when it is due back
  •  a reply paid library addressed label to return your books.

Keep the original packaging the books came in so when you are ready to post back your books you can put them back into the original package with the reply paid label on top of your original address label and put it straight in the post.

The time needed to deliver a parcel from/to the library will vary depending on your location. Please allow plenty of time for your books to get back to us by their due date!

To request a book digitisation (scan)

It’s a similar process to requesting a book loan to request scans/copies. Student studying face to face can also put in requests for a scan if the item they want scanned is on the shelf at another campus library, or currently out on loan.

Please note that Copyright law means we can only scan 10% or one chapter of a book (whichever is the greater amount) 

    Need help with any of this? Ask Us!

    * Unfortunately these services are not available to Study Centre students or students studying through one of our off-shore partners. Students living overseas and studying with CSU will have to pay for the return postage to Australia.
    These services are also available to Port Macquarie students studying internally.

    To help you make full use of library resources we also offer: