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Staff and students visiting from participating institutions can connect via UWA's wireless network to the internet using their credentials from their home institution, without needing to obtain a UWA account.

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Even if you're not a current UWA student or staff member, you are still welcome to visit any of our Libraries and use a variety of our information and research resources.

Access to our print collections and online resources (licence permitting) is available to walk-in users.

If you wish to borrow items, or you plan to use the Library on a regular basis, you may want to apply for Library membership in one of the following categories:

  1. Staff and students from other Universities
  2. Official visitors to UWA
  3. Members of the public
  4. UWA graduates
  5. Former UWA staff and retirees
  6. Friends of the Library members
  7. Application Process

Staff and students from other Universities

Staff and students from Australian and New Zealand Universities can apply to register as reciprocal borrowers. Membership is free and gives borrowing rights only.

Official Visitors to UWA

Visiting staff and students may apply for Visitor membership, which allows borrowing and remote access to online resources.

Members of the public

Members of the public may apply for Community membership. Community Members receive a UWA Campus Card that serves as their Library card. Community members are entitled to borrowing rights only.

Community Membership Fees

DurationCommunity Membership Fee (inc GST)

6 months$88
12 months$165
3 years$462
10 years$1430
LifeOn application

Eligible concession card holders (Commonwealth Health Care Card, Seniors Health Card, Pensioner Concession Card and WA State Seniors Card) are entitled to a 50 per cent discount on membership rates. Health Care Card holders are eligible for this discount on six and 12 months membership only.

UWA Graduates

Membership to UWA Library is free for all UWA graduates. Alumni membership includes borrowing rights to the print collections and online access to an array of online databases. Alumni Library Members are eligible for a UWA Campus Card that serves as their Library card.

Former UWA staff and retirees

Former UWA staff (with at least 15 years work experience at UWA) and UWA retirees can apply for free Affiliate library membership.

Affiliate Members receive a UWA Campus Card that serves as their Library card. Affiliate Members are entitled to borrowing rights only.

Friends of the UWA Library

Friends of the UWA Library support UWA Library by acquiring items for its collections and generating interest in UWA Library services and collections. Friends of the Library members can apply for Affiliate library membership.

Affiliate Members receive a UWA Campus Card that serves as their Library card. Affiliate Members are entitled to borrowing rights only.

You can become a Friend of the UWA Library for 12 months for $30 – any other donation is tax-deductible. 

Community, Alumni and Affiliate Membership Application Process

To apply, please complete a Library Membership Application Form and post or email it to:
Reid Library, M209
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009

Please also supply a copy of some form of photo identification, such as a drivers licence. If claiming a concession card discount, please supply a copy of your card when applying.