Due to NSW State Government requirements, alumni and community guests are currently unable to visit UOW Libraries. Online services remain accessible and we look forward to welcoming you back into our spaces once pandemic restrictions are lifted.
Students and staff are automatically members of UOW Library, but you can join if you live, work, or study at HSC level in the Illawarra or Shoalhaven districts or by agreement.
UOW students and staff
Your student/staff card is your Library card, and you can use it to borrow items from Wollongong Campus Library and regional or metropolitan campus libraries.
If you need a new student ID card, see Student Central or the frontline service at your local campus.
UOW Alumni are welcome to join the Library free of charge. Membership must be renewed annually but you'll be sent a notification as a reminder.
Simply complete the Library membership form and your application will be processed and confirmed within 5-7 business days.
As an HSC student in the local area, you can join the Library as a guest member. This means you can borrow books, use study spaces, and access a range of online material.
To process your membership, we'll need the following supporting material:
- your current student card OR a letter from your school confirming your student status
- current driver's license OR photo ID
When ready, complete the online Library membership form.
You may qualify for guest membership if you live, work, or study (at HSC level) in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla or Bega districts, or by agreement.
Guest members can borrow from their local collection. Please see your local UOW Library for details.
Guest library membership expires annually on 30 November. Joining the Library is free (unless you wish to sign up for ULANZ reciprocal borrowing which has an annual fee of $50).
Complete the online Library membership form. Your card will be ready to collect next business day (Monday - Friday). You will need to bring your driver's licence or photo ID.
If you have any trouble accessing or completing the form, please email us.