Open Universities Australia (OUA) students

Students enrolled in an Open Universities Australia unit originating from RMIT University can borrow materials from RMIT University Library and join CAVAL.

Not enrolled through RMIT University? You can join the Library as a fee-paying borrower.

How to register

You must register in person. To register, bring the following documents to the Library’s service desk:

  1. Your OUA student welcome letter, and
  2. Some form of photo identification (e.g. drivers license, passport)

We will issue you with a Special Borrower card.

Once you are registered as a Special Borrower, you can also join the CAVAL reciprocal borrowing scheme. Apply for a CAVAL card at the Library’s service desk.

With the CAVAL card, you can borrow items from other Victorian universities and TAFE/VET libraries that participate in the scheme.

Borrowing privileges

Loans quota

General collections

Online resources

Closed Reserve



Document Delivery



30 items

14 days






12 months


Please note: If you live outside the Melbourne metro area, and would like to have items posted to you, please contact our Document Delivery Services.

Online resources

You should receive a letter with your RMIT student number and password – this is your NDS login. Use it to access computers in the Library and Library e-resources (both on-campus and off-campus).

Library subject guides are excellent starting points for finding information.

Need help?

Use our Ask a Librarian service. For login problems, please contact IT Service and Support Centre.