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Welcome to the Library

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:

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 also Get to Know your Library Orientation sessions online.

Register for these here

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."

Need help with your studies or assignments?

Want to know more? 

Find a study space

Our six libraries are currently open. Check out their current opening hours here.

They provide computer access, power and Wi-Fi, and facilities for collaborative work.

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!

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:

Click here to return to the Orientation E-planner