Guidelines for use

Who can use the libraries?

Facilities, resources and services are provided at the library branches for the learning, teaching and research activities of students and staff of Monash University.

Members of the public are welcome to visit the library and can pay a membership fee to borrow.

Access to word processing and the internet at Monash University requires passwords and is restricted to students and staff of the university. Members of the public may access these services in local public libraries.

Guidelines for using the libraries

To enable a functional and pleasant environment for library users the following guidelines are in place at all seven branches of the Monash University Library:

  • Food

No hot, smelly, or messy food is allowed in the library. Cold snack food (packaged) is allowed throughout the library except in reserve and special collections, near computers and in signed quiet study areas. Please use bins for waste.

  • Drink

Plain water and covered drinks (with lids) are allowed throughout the library except in reserve and special collections and near computers. Please use bins for waste.

  • Noise

A moderate level of noise is permitted throughout the library except in signed quiet study areas and during the lead up to exams.

  • Mobile phones

Mobile phones set to vibrate or silent are allowed throughout the library except in signed quiet study areas.

Non-compliance

  • Library regulations give staff the right to ask anyone to leave the library if these guidelines are not followed. In exceptional cases a disciplinary hearing may follow.
  • If you are unhappy with the library's disciplinary processes or with your treatment by library staff you may file a formal grievance with the branch manager of the relevant  library. You can also contact your Student Rights officer in the relevant student union or association for advice.

Compliments, complaints, comments and suggestions regarding these guidelines are welcome, through ask.monash or by telephone + 61 3 9905 5054. Your feedback will be directed to the relevant library staff member.