I am a Visitor

Welcome to the James Cook University libraries

Visitors, including the local community, are welcome to access the library facilities and to use information resources within the library buildings located on the Cairns and Townsville campuses. We give priority to the University’s students and staff, registered and authorised users, and may limit the use of facilities and services for visitors and non-JCU members.

Community Members

Reciprocal Membership through the ULANZ Borrowing Scheme

Library Services for Schools

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Our libraries provide knowledge services to support the University’s high-quality education and world-class research through innovative discovery and access to:

  • Information resources (electronic and print books and journals, databases, multimedia, archives, special collections, etc);  and
  • Information services in the physical and virtual environment

Visitors may join the Library for a fee in order to borrow resources for use at home.

Some resources, such as journals and reference books, may not be borrowed and are only available for use within the libraries.

Visitors and authorised users may have walk-in access to electronic resources for study-related purposes while in the library buildings. Due to license restrictions, some electronic resources may only be available to certain categories of users and members.

Visitors may access materials of interest in Special Collections.

Library staff will provide assistance in locating JCU library collections and resources, and with enquiries.

Visitors may use designated computers to access the library catalogue and online resources.  Most computers are restricted to currently enrolled JCU students and staff.

We provide tools for you to locate Open Access resources but subscription eResources are restricted by licence to current JCU staff and students except where 'walk-in access' conditions apply.

eduroam: Affiliates of education, medical or research institutions that are eduroam participants can connect to the internet via our wireless network using their home institution logins. About eduroam at JCU.

School groups are welcome to visit the Library. See our services for local schools.

Our Service Charter defines the standards of service you can expect from the JCU Library and how you can help to improve services.

Addresses, Locations and Spaces

Please check the Opening Hours as these vary depending on campus and the time of year.

Enjoy your visit and keep in touch