Your Library will support you

Find out the latest on Library services during COVID-19. Whether working from home or from campus, you can access the services you need. Rest assured your Library is committed to supporting you through your learning and research.

Study spaces

During Victoria's five-day lockdown, Caulfield, Matheson, Parkville, and Peninsula libraries will remain open from 9am - 5pm weekdays and at our usual hours on the weekend to provide emergency study spaces for students who cannot study from home.

Students and staff are required to bring their Monash ID and scan the Service Victoria QR code system for contact tracing upon building entry.

The libraries will operate with:

  • self-serve access to the onsite collection
  • a density limit of 1 person per 2sqm
  • increased cleaning of all communal library spaces and maximised building fresh air intake.

Face masks must be worn.

Access to collections


The collections are available for use. The Special Collections Reading Room in the Matheson is open for researchers by appointment Monday through Friday. For bookings and information contact the team at

Changes to loans and fines

The Library is here to support you through lockdown. As part of this, all loans will be extended and fines will not accrue.

For your loan due dates, check your library account in Search, or the Library tile in My.Monash. You can return items at any of our libraries during opening hours or by using the after hours returns chutes. The after hours chutes will be open during the University closedown. More information about returns here.

A delay in the returned items being removed from your library account is normal and is due to our COVID safe quarantining.

All current Monash staff, students and alumni will be able to request on loan items in Search as well as items not held in their home library.

Learning support

Course material

Wherever possible, we're sourcing an online version of prescribed texts on reading lists. We're also increasing the number of ebook copies to ensure ready access to course readings when you need them.

Library classes

In addition to Library workshops delivered online as part of units and courses, generic and coursework-aligned programs are also being delivered via Zoom. Check out what's on offer in the Library Class Booking System.

Library research skills drop-ins

If you need help with your assignments or studies, you can drop in online to get expert advice from a librarian.

Essential skills for academic success

Check out some resources to guide you through the study process, from starting a unit to preparing for exams. Visit Research and Learning Online.

Document delivery service

The Document delivery service is for staff, graduate and honours students.

As most of our suppliers for document delivery and interlibrary loans are operating with access restrictions as a result of COVID19 closures, we will do our best to fill requests but please be aware that availability and turnaround times may be impacted.

If you have any questions, please contact

Research support

If you're a researcher, we offer a range of online services:

Need help?

Visit, use our live chat located at the bottom right of this page, or call us on +61 3 9905 5054 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

For updates about Library services, see the COVID-19 Factsheet.