Reciprocal membership

CAVAL scheme


Staff and students from all participating Victorian universities and colleges can enjoy the benefits of the CAVAL Reciprocal Borrowing Scheme. You can borrow from the Library by:

  • Requesting a CAVAL card from your home institution's library
  • Once you have that card, apply to borrow at Monash by presenting the card and your current ID to staff at the information point at any Monash library.

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

  • OUA students may register for membership by paying a $55 fee. The entitlements of an OUA borrower are available below. 
  • To register you must have a local address and bring photographic ID to an information point at any library.
  • You may also register and pay online.

University Libraries of Australia and New Zealand (ULANZ)

  • Staff and students from all participating Australian universities and colleges can enjoy the benefits of the ULANZ scheme.
  • ULANZ students may register for membership by paying a $55 fee. The entitlements of a ULANZ borrower are available below. To register you must have a local address and bring photographic ID to an information point at any library.
  • You may also register and pay online

Entitlements of reciprocal borrowers

  • 15 items for two weeks
  • High-demand, restricted loan, reserve items and journals cannot be borrowed;
  • Videos, CDs and other special materials may be borrowed depending on the loan permissions applying for different collections.
  • Check your emails for information about your loans, as you will receive an email alert a few days before the end of your loan period.
  • Many items will be automatically renewed up to 14 weeks, providing no holds are placed on an item by another user during this time.
  • You won't be able to borrow if you have an item that is overdue.
  • Fines will apply to overdue items.

Monitor your loans, due dates, requests and any accrued fines in Search. Select "Sign in" and then "My Loans".  More detail about how to avoid fines is available at About borrowing.