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Charles Sturt University Study Centre Libraries: Sydney

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Is the Study Centre Sydney and/ or Library open?

No, Study Centre Sydney, including the Library is closed.

Plans to re-open the campus are being considered taking into account risk assessments. An announcement will be made in due time.


Can I borrow books?

No, it is not possible to borrow physical books from the Study Centre Sydney Library at this time.

It is recommended to use the eBook from Charles Sturt University Library. You can also access the eBook from the textbook booklist found in Textbooks & Library Catalogue, and on Sydney's Library iLearn page.

Alternatively, you can purchase a physical copy through the following online outlets:

Book Depository

You can purchase a second-hand copy of some of the textbooks from StudentVip and Zookal.


How do I find / access the eBook?

Instructions to find an eBook can be found in Textbooks & Library Catalogue. You can also use the textbook booklists to access the textbooks. 


What about the books I have borrowed before the shutdown?

Students who are continuing their studies from before Semester 1, 2020 (202030) and who have books from the Study Centre Sydney Library have been granted an extension on their Library book loans. 

Please do NOT write, underline, highlight, damage or lose them. You will need to return them when the Study Centre reopens. Fines will apply for damaged or lost books up to $180 for each book.


What do I do with the Library books, if I have completed my studies?

Instructions on returning your books and paying any fines will be sent by email near the end of the semester.

Failure to return your books will result in withholding your graduation. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us by phone, email or Zoom.


How to I pay my Library fines?

Instructions to pay your Library fines will be sent by email. Contact the Study Centre Sydney Library by phone, email or Zoom. We will check if you have any fines and send you the instructions.


Study Centre Sydney Library have 19 computers available for accessing resources, conducting assessments and printing.

Login with your Student ID number as the Username and your Password.

Desktop computer


Your computer password will need to be reset for the start of every new semester:

Username: STUDENT_ID

Password: DOB (DDMMYYYY)

You will then be prompted to set a new password

NOTE: This does not affect your Charles Sturt University Interact Username and Password

Print/ Scan/ Copy

The Study Centre Sydney Library has a black and white printer (BW) and, a colour photocopier/printer/scanner.

Laser printer

Price list:

A4 paper B/W: 10c per copy

A3 paper B/W: 40c per copy

A4 colour: 30c per copy

A3 colour: 60c per copy

Students receive $16 per month in their printing/ photocopying account. This balance is automatically recharged on the 1st day of each month.

If you run out of credit within the month, you can recharge for $5 or more from the Library desk, card only.

WiFi Access

You can connect to the campus WiFi network using your Study Centre credentials.

Network: CSU Students

Instruction can be found below.