Alumni Library Access

Alumni GradLife Members have access to the University's Library and a range of their facilities. This is a free service for all GradLife Members. If you are Western Alumni you can register or update your GradLife membership using the below instructions. 

Steps to becoming an Alumni borrower

  1. Become a member of GradLife online - membership is free and you will automatically receive a GradLife card in the mail* 
  2. Contact your local campus library (opens in a new window) to ensure that the services you require are offered to alumni borrowers
  3. Visit your local campus library, with photo ID and show your GradLife card at the front desk to update the system and begin borrowing. (If you have not yet received your card, print out your email confirmation of GradLife membership and present to the Library along with photo ID).

Already a GradLife member but want to update or replace your GradLife card? Follow these steps:

  • Login to GradLife online (opens in new window)
  • Click on "Update your Details"
  • Ensure your postal address is up to date
  • In the Alumni Card section,check the box for "Please send me an Alumni card". 
  • Click "update"

*All new GradLife alumni members, and requests for new cards, will be issued with a new membership card (within Australia) will be mailed to the nominated address within 8-10 weeks of confirmation.


Alumni GradLife Membership Cards and Borrowing 

GradLife Card

Alumni have borrowing access after they become a member of GradLife online

If you have not yet received your card, print out your email confirmation of GradLife membership and present to the Library along with photo ID.

Membership to GradLife is free for all Alumni. To become a member of GradLife, please join online now.

To log-in to e-resources (opens in a new window), your login is your old student ID number, shown on the back of the card, and the password is your family name entered in capital letters. 

*Alumni may continue to use their existing card. 

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Alumni Services Available

When using the University Libraries, GradLife Members may:

  • Borrow up to 30 items for a 14 day loan period per item
  • 14 day renewal periods, up to a maximum of 84 days from the initial renewal date for any item not requested by another Library client
  • Renew items, if not requested by another Library client, online via the Library Website (opens in a new window)
  • Check the status of their loans online via the Library Website's "My Library Record" feature
  • Place a hold request for an item that is on loan or located at another campus
  • Limited access to databases (e-resources) (opens in a new window)
  • Use the self-checkout facility using the barcode on the new GradLife card. If your current GradLife card does not have a barcode, please request a new card online or contact the Library directly (opens in a new window)
  • Use the University Shuttle bus to access the campus. Please present your GradLife card to driver. For information on parking on campus, please visit the Parking webpage (opens in a new window) online.  

For more information please visit the Alumni Library Website (opens in a new window).

For any library related enquiries, please contact the Library directly (opens in a new window).


Contact the Library

For any library related enquiries, please contact the Library directly (opens in a new window).

Contact the Alumni Unit

For GradLife benefits and alumni membership, please contact the Office of Advancement and Alumni.

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