Library access during COVID-19 restrictions

Southern Cross University Libraries are open with COVID-19 safe measures in place. All on campus Library visits are required to register their attendance each day by using the Service NSW app at the Lismore and Coffs Harbour campuses and the Check In Qld app at the Gold Coast Campus.

From Wednesday 14 July 2021, Lismore and Gold Coast Campus Libraries will be swipe access only. Access is restricted to current Students and Staff only. You must have your Staff or Student ID card with you to enable access. Virtual Library services remain available.


Southern Cross University Alumni may register as Library borrowers free of charge by providing photo ID and proof of Alumni membership at the Library desk. Registration is for a 12-month period and expires on 15 March each year.


Borrowing and borrowing limits

Find out what you can borrow and for how long.

Manage your loans

All about renewals, returning and avoiding fines.

Library catalogue

Find books, journal articles and other resources by searching the catalogue. Access your library record to renew and request items.

Document supply service  

Alumni are charged $20 per requested item in addition to the normal rates.


SCU Alumni are eligible for free remote access to the Library databases listed below. Access is via user name and password. User name is your student number (contact the Alumni team if you can't remember your student number). Your password is your date of birth, in the format ddmmyyyy.

ProQuest A multidisciplinary set of databases providing online access to an extensive collection of journals and periodicals across a wide range of subject areas. Many articles are available in full text.
SAGE Premier
Wiley Online Library Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.