University libraries make a major contribution to learning and teaching in Australian universities through the provision of facilities, services, resources and skills development programs. The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) allows libraries to work together collaboratively with the aim of optimising student learning outcomes and maximising the information resources available to researchers, and the facilitation of their access.
University Library Australia is a national borrowing scheme established by CAUL in 2001 to benefit university students and staff. Staff and students of Australian universities can borrow in person from any interstate university in Australia after fulfilling registration procedures of the library concerned. A fee may also be payable at some libraries.
You need to apply directly to the library you wish to borrow from. There is no need to contact your own university library. Applications are made in person unless the library has an online registration scheme. Check the web page of the library you wish to join for any details about registration and borrowing conditions.
Details of universities taking part in the scheme are listed on the ULA site.