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Alumni and Other Borrowers

Information resources for Alumni members and guests

Welcome to the Alumni and Other Borrowers Library Guide

Have you graduated from ECU?

If you have graduated from ECU you can register to become an Alumni Advantage member.  Alumni Advantage membership is free - become a member now! 

In addition to your existing Alumni benefits you will also have:

 

Are you a staff member or student from another university or TAFE?

if you are a student or staff member at another University or TAFE college you can apply to become a Reciprocal Borrower at any ECU Library.  Refer to the Reciprocal Borrower tab at the top of this Guide for more information. 

 

Would you like to become a Community Borrower at ECU Library?

Members of the community are welcome to become a borrower at ECU library. A community member may borrow items from the library collection, with the exception of items in the high use collection.  Refer to the Community Borrower tab at the top of this Guide for more information.

An annual membership fee is required to become a community borrower. To join, complete an application form at any ECU campus library and bring your current photo ID with you. The cost to join is as follows:

  • Community membership: $88 standard / $22 concession (Government Concession and Health Care Card Holders)

Community membership does not provide remote access to library subject databases. Payment is non refundable. Community members are still subject to overdue and replacement costs of items.

Contact the Library

Contact ECU Library Services

Phone: (08) 6304 55525

or

email:  library@ecu.edu.au

Once I have registered, what can I borrow from ECU Library?

Borrowing physical resources

To borrow an item, take your selection and your Alumni Advantage, Student or Staff ID Card or Community Borrower card to any Self Check machine located inside each of the ECU campus libraries.  When you are finished with your loan, you may return it to any of the ECU campus libraries.  After hours return chutes are located near the library entrances.

Collection
Borrower
Number of items
Loan period
Holds
Overdue penalty
Main collection
Curriculum
Film/video
General music
Teaching

Alumni Advantage

Reciprocal

Community

100

4 weeks

5 automatic renewals, provided a Hold has not been placed on the item


NOTE: Overdue items prevent automatic renewals

Yes - up to 30 items

To place a hold contact ECU Library Services on
08 6304 5525

or email

library@ecu.edu.au

$2 per day, capped at $20.
Law Society of WA Public Purposes Trust

Alumni Advantage

Reciprocal

Community

5

30 days

1 automatic renewal, provided a Hold has not been placed on the item

NOTE: Overdue items prevent automatic renewals

Yes - up to 30 items

To place a hold contact ECU Library Services on
08 6304 5525

or email

library@ecu.edu.au

$2 per day, capped at $20.
Theses

Alumni Advantage

Reciprocal

Community

2

7 days

1 renewal (not automatic)

No holds $2.00 per day, capped at $20

  • Long overdue items that are invoiced ($110 per item) will also incur a $10 per item processing fee.
  • Items with a hold  must be returned by the due or penalties apply.
  • Library staff may recall items required for the High Use Collection. Recalled items must be returned by the revised due date or penalties will be applied.

Please check your nominated email account regularly to make sure that you receive important information regarding your library record such as overdue items, holds to pick up, items being recalled, and fines.

Items that are damaged, lost, or not returned are billed at a standard cost of $110 per item, unless a book is deemed rare or valuable, in which case the replacement cost will be charged. Patrons cannot replace a lost book with one purchased themselves. If an item is lost and paid for, then subsequently found, the Library will not accept return of the item nor refund any payment.