Academy Library Membership

UNSW Canberra Students & Staff

UNSW Canberra students and UNSW Canberra staff, are automatically registered as Academy Library members when they finalise enrolment or the HR on-boarding processes (for staff).

As soon as staff and students have their zPass details they can access all of the UNSW Library electronic resources (e.g. ebooks, electronic journal articles, databases, streaming videos, etc.) and their myLibrary account. Staff and students can also use their ZID and password to login to the Library computers.

To access and borrow from the onsite library, staff and students need to obtain a ADFA (Student/Staff ID) card through Information, Communication and Technology Services (ICTS). The ADFA card is necessary if staff and students want to use the printer/copiers and the 24/7 Service

Other Memberships

The Academy Library offers a range of other memberships (see below for more details for each category).  All of these memberships will require a completed membership form and supporting documentation.

To finalise - the process requires a to visit the ICTS Centre (Building 14) at UNSW Canberra during business hours. The ICTS staff will take your photo for your ADFA card.

Note that there may be a short delay (up to 24 hours) before full borrowing privileges are available. For information on borrowing privileges for each library membership, see Borrowing Information.

Membership Information & Requirements

UNSW students who have graduated or have completed their program or are eligible to graduate may apply for alumni membership. 

The University offers remote access to a limited number of databases for all UNSW Alumni. Library membership is not required for this free service.   

Access to onsite resources 

Alumni members can apply for an ADFA card to use onsite at the Academy Library, UNSW Canberra. For information on what you can borrow and access, see details under Non-UNSW clients under the Borrowing Privileges section on the Borrowing Information webpage.   

Required documents 

  • completed Membership form (if onsite access is desired)
  • photo ID
  • proof of address (either on your photo ID or on a phone bill, etc.)
  • proof of your alumni status (one of the following):
    • any academic record demonstrating you are a UNSW graduate
    • email confirmation from the Alumni team verifying that you are a UNSW graduate 

Fees 

No fees apply. 

Expiry date 

New and renewing Alumni memberships submitted from the 1st of May 2019, will now be valid for 3 years from the date of application. 

ADF and Dept. of Defence (DoD) personnel based in the ACT area can apply for Non-UNSW community borrower membership.

Required Documents

  • completed Membership form
  • photo ID
  • proof of ADF or DoD employment
  • proof of address (either on your photo ID or on a phone bill, etc.)

Fees

No fees apply.

Expiry Date

Membership expires 12 months from application.

For information on borrowing rights - please see Borrowing Information

To become a Reciprocal borrower your university must be an eligible Universities Libraries Australia & New Zealand (ULANZ) member.

Required Documents

  • completed Membership form
  • photo ID
  • proof of your current enrolment/employment at a participating University
  • proof of address (either on your photo ID or on a phone bill, etc.)

Fees

No fees apply.

Membership 

Membership is for the current enrolment period only. You need to renew your registration annually. Borrowing privileges expire on the 28th February of the following year.

For information on borrowing rights - please see Borrowing Information.

The Academy Library is not currently open to members of the public as only approved visitors and/or contractors are able to come on the Australian Defence Force Academy base.

Required Documents

  • completed Membership form
  • photo ID
  • proof of address (either on your photo ID or on a phone bill, etc.)

Fees

No fees apply.

Membership 

Membership expires 12 months from application.

For information on borrowing rights - please see Borrowing Information