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Off campus students

ECU library is committed to providing off-campus students full access to online, electronic resources at any time, from any location that has an internet connection. See our Worldsearch tip sheet  to learn more about finding materials using ECU Worldsearch.

External library services

If you live more than 50km from your nearest ECU campus, you may be eligible for external library services. This allows you to have books posted to your location, have book chapters scanned and emailed to you (please see the request a book chapter page for more information), and be eligible to use our document delivery service. Students who are eligible for remote external library services are not charged for document delivery, but are responsible for the cost of return postage on borrowed items.

To be eligible, Perth students must live:

  • outside postcodes 6000–6171; or
  • within postcodes 6040–6044 and 6124–6126.

If you live less than 50km from an ECU campus (Bunbury, Joondalup or Mt Lawley) you should use the campus library in person.

South West students in the Bunbury area must live:

  • outside the postcodes 6230–6233.

If you live within 50km of your nearest campus but have a disability that may affect your study or mobility, you should contact Student Equity for assistance.

If you wish to be exempted from the service area policy because of other extenuating circumstances, please send a request for exemption, with reasons, to

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