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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 left of this Guide for more information.

An annual membership fee is required to become a community borrower.  The cost to join is as follows:

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

To join, pay the annual membership fee via the Online Payment system, and select either the $88 or $22 payment option using the 305-Type dropdown.  Library staff will be notified of the payment Monday to Friday and create a record for you. To activate your record please attend any campus library during full service hours, and ensure you have photo I.D. with you. If you’ve selected the concession payment you will also need provide proof of your concession

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



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.

Number of items
Loan period
Overdue penalty
Main collection
General music

Alumni Advantage




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

$2 per day, capped at $20.
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Alumni Advantage




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

$2 per day, capped at $20.

Alumni Advantage




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.

Edith Cowan University acknowledges and respects the Nyoongar people, who are the traditional custodians of the land upon which its campuses stand and its programs operate.
In particular ECU pays its respects to the Elders, past and present, of the Nyoongar people, and embrace their culture, wisdom and knowledge.