Why use the Library?
You’ve come to the right place. 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 1.7 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.
Quick tips that may be helpful:
- Learn how to use Library Search by using keywords
- Learn how to locate a book using Library Search
- Learn how to locate a journal article using Library Search
- Find out about borrowing
- Check if your unit has an online reading list
Prepare for study
Learning at university may be different from what you’re used to. Check out tips on making the most of your lectures, labs and tutorials.
Discover the best way to approach your studies.
Develop your research and study skills
As well as Library modules and programs in your course, there are additional programs focusing on essential research and study skills, like writing for assignments, analysing and arguing your points, how to cite and reference correctly, and why it matters.
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."
Find a study space
Our six libraries are some of the most popular places on campus, offering conducive spaces for individual and group study.
For the health and safety of staff and students, we’ve implemented measures to make our libraries COVID-safe. Learn how you can do your part in healthy practices when you’re in the Library.
Explore the libraries via our 360-degree virtual tours before you hit the pavement and visit!
- Matheson tour
- Caulfield tour
- Law Library tour
- Peninsula Library tour (please scroll to the bottom of the page)
- Hargrave-Andrew tour
- Pharmacy tour
Or be taken through a virtual guided tour of the Matheson Library by one of our friendly staff.
Make the most of the Library
Whether in person or online, using the Library can save you time and enable you to be more effective and successful in your research and learning.
Watch this video introducing the virtual Information Point and Library enquiry services.
If you have any questions or need assistance:
- check frequently asked questions or submit an enquiry via MonashConnect
- ask our ChatBot or use Live Chat on the Library website
- ask at the Information Point in any of our libraries
- call us on 03 9905 5054
- connect with us via the Library blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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