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The library was known simply as the ‘Main Library’ until 1994, when it was changed to the Sir Louis Matheson Library in honour of the University’s first vice-chancellor.
Did you know that the Matheson Library is a complex made up of three buildings? The first of the buildings was completed in 1964.
The Matheson Library houses significant special collections of national and international importance. These include: Rare Books, Asian Studies and Music and Multimedia, and attract scholars from not only within Monash but world wide.
Library staff, university staff, students and alumni have their own Matheson stories to share.
Browse photos spanning the 50 year history of the Matheson Library.