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Welcome to the Library

Why use the Library?

Did you know 77% of students who use the Library achieve at least a Distinction average? (*2019 Library user survey)

We’ve put together the basics you'll need to know about using the Library.

Access the collections

We have a massive collection of electronic and print resources you can access online or borrow as a Monash student. We’ve got over 2.4 million electronic resources, including e-books and e-journals, and over 3 million books and other printed items. You can borrow from any of our six libraries.

Here's some quick tips:

Prepare for research and assignments

Assignment preparation and research at university may be different from what you’re used to.

Discover the best way to approach your studies.

Need live help with your research or assignments?

Attend our Orientation sessions

As well as Library modules and programs in your course, there's also 'Get To Know Your Library!' interactive orientation sessions online during O-Week, 18 and 19 July. You’ll get to meet Library staff who’ll show you how to make the most of the Library services and facilities to succeed in your research and assignments.

What students say:

“The Library's resources and wonderful classes have really helped me get to know what to do for my assignment, and I have done really well."

To join an interactive session during O-Week, 18 or 19 July 12-1pm AEST:

  1. Go to the O-Planner
  2. Select Interest areas, Libraries, and Save
  3. Scroll down the page to view all options
  4. To register, click +.

To watch the session recording from Monash Digital O-Fair:

  1. Login to Monash Digital O-Fair
  2. On the top menu click, Information Sessions
  3. Click, Click here to view sessions 
  4. Scroll down the page to Get To Know Your Library!
  5. Click Play.

The live session recording will be available to view 24/7 until 29 July.

Using the library

We have libraries on every campus. Check out the opening hours and locations of our six libraries.

We offer computer access, printing and copying, power outlets, Wi-Fi, and facilities for collaborative work.







Explore the libraries via our 360-degree virtual tours before you hit the pavement and visit!

You can also take a virtual guided tour of the Matheson Library.

Contact us

Whether in person or online, using the Library can save you time and help you succeed in your research and assignments.

Have questions or need help?

Return to the O-planner.