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Community members

Members of the public not affiliated with Curtin or other universities may apply for community membership. OUA students enrolled at universities other than Curtin University can also apply for community membership.

How to apply for membership

To request a community membership and receive your library card, visit Library Central between 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday or contact us online. Please bring photographic ID and proof of your current residential address. You will also need to provide a valid email address.

Please get in touch with Kalgoorlie Library directly to enquire about local community membership.

Library services for community members

Borrowing from our collections

The TL Robertson collection is accessible through our ‘click and collect’ service. Requested items are available for collection at Library Central. For information on borrowing, requesting, and returning items, visit our Books, resources and laptops page.

Electronic resources

Use your Curtin Library membership details to access Databases. Databases for guest use do not require a login.

Databases for use from home:

Databases for use in the Library:

Electronic databases can be accessed from Library computers. Databases available onsite are found at:

Using Library spaces

Please see our opening hours page for up-to-date opening hours. Community members are welcome to use our spaces from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Outside these hours, our spaces are Curtin staff and student access only and are not accessible by community members.

Computers and printing

  • To use the library computers, sign in as a Curtin visitor, then use your Library membership details to access the Library catalogue.
  • Community members cannot use Curtin’s Wi-Fi.
  • Photocopiers and printers are available in our libraries. Community members must register for a guest printing account to use printing facilities.

Help with finding information and academic skills

The Library’s UniSkills site is a one-stop, interactive platform for help with finding books and articles and with assignment, study, digital and numeracy skills.

Important information

  • Your community library membership is personal, non-transferable and valid for 12 months.
  • A summary of loans, returns and fees is available from your Borrower Information.
  • The Library’s full range of databases is unavailable to community members because of licence constraints.
  • It is an important condition of use that community members only use Library electronic resources for personal research or educational use, not as a substitute for employers or businesses obtaining access to these resources.
  • Community members under 18 years of will be registered under the parent or guardian’s name. The parent or guardian is responsible for always supervising the underage community member.