A Student Identification (ID) Card is a must for all students.
It is proof that you are a JCU student. Although you do not need a student ID card for certain services (such as Off-Campus library access), it is required for using campus facilities and exams. Your student ID card will also provide you with access to student discounts and concessions from a range of businesses. Some courses will also require you have a student ID card to arrange a professional placement.
For instructions on how to apply, see the Student ID Card website.
Most subjects will require you to purchase at least one textbook, and you can find the prescribed list in your Subject Outline via LearnJCU.
Textbooks can be purchased online from Booktopia. Their academic experts have matched your course to the books you need and you can search by course code, or use the form to select the courses you are enrolled in to see your course materials. Double check this against the list in your Subject Outline.
Second-hand textbooks are also available online at StudentVIP, but make sure that you buy the correct edition, as information is regularly updated.
Some editions can be borrowed through the JCU Library, see the section on Library Services for more information.
Visit a Main Campus
All JCU students, regardless of the mode of study, are welcome to use the facilities available at JCU Townsville or JCU Cairns.
All JCU webpages contain a link to interactive maps of each campus so you can find your way around. See Transport and Parking for information about transport services and designated car parking zones and permits.
Libraries on both campuses are open daily while classes are running, with extended hours during exam periods – see Opening Times on the Library website. The Learning Centre is also located in the Library. It offers a variety of services for students wanting to talk to someone about their academic development – see Learning Centre Services for further information.
General access computer labs (GATCF) are located in the libraries and around the main campuses. Some are open 24 hours and include printing facilities. You will need your JCU Student ID card for swipe-entry access, and your JCU username and password to log into computers. To print, add credit to your account via CopyPrint at StudentsOnline or by accessing the pay stations located in the Library.
If you need to travel to JCU Townsville or JCU Cairns for a block or residential subject or to sit an exam, the Accommodation website offers a range of options.
Check out the Events website and follow JCU: Current Students on Facebook to find out what’s happening on campus.
JCU takes the security of all students seriously, so if you are on campus late at night and require an escort to your car or accommodation, or have any other security concerns, you can contact the Security Service for assistance.
Visit a Study Centre
JCU has expanded into a multi-campus institution with in the tropical cities and smaller study centers such as Mackay and Mount Isa.
JCU Study Centres