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02 Jun 2014

Tell us what you think of the Library Website --

Students and Staff needed for library web focus groups

Research staff and students - Monday 5th August 11.00am - 12.00pm

Coursework students - Monday 5th August  12.30pm -1.30pm

Undergraduate students - Monday 19th August 10.00am - 11.00am 

Professional staff - Monday 19th August 11.30am - 12.30pm 

All focus groups will be conducted on campus in the Brownless Biomedical Library 

Feed back will be collated and used to improve the library website 

Register your attendance 






02 Jun 2014

Win an iPad in the Library Quiz --

How well do you know your library?

Complete this Library quiz and you'll go into the running for to win an iPad mini or a book voucher.

Chances are you'll learn some useful stuff about your Library too. 

Quiz closes on Friday 2 Aug.

Winners drawn on Mon 5 Aug and announced on Tue 6 Aug.

Link to the quiz at 




02 Jun 2014

Increase in maximum fines for overnight loans -- From Monday 29th July overnight loans will be able to accrue $100 in fines for late returns.

In order to ensure fair access to all high-use material the total fine that you can accrue for these items will increase from $15 to $100 on Monday 29th July.

Fines will accrue at a rate of $5 per day.

Please ensure you return these items by the due date so that others may use them.



02 Jun 2014

Borrowers from other universities can now register online --

Students and staff from the CAVAL reciprocal borrowing program, the ULANZ borrowing program, and international university students and staff, can now register online to become a borrower at the library. 

Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email. You then need to confirm your registration at one our Service Desks.

For more information on reciprocal borrowing programs and to register online. 

You can also register via the catalogue.



02 Jun 2014

Readings Online, UMER and Cultural Collections unavailable 5-8pm Wed, 25th July --

Essential maintenance to Digital Collections

Due to essential maintenance,  UMER, Readings Online and Cultural Collections will be unavailable 24th July between 5pm & 8 pm

Please Note:
Due to essential maintenance to prepare for the commencement of Semester 2, Digital Collections including UMER, Readings Online and Cultural Collections will be unavailable on Wednesday 24th July between 5pm &8pm

Access may also be disrupted between 7am and 9am on Thursday 25th July but we will attempt to keep any disruption to service to a minimum.

Thank you for your patience.



02 Jun 2014

EndNote X7 for Windows available -- The latest version of EndNote for Windows is available for students to download from the University EndNote website.

EndNote X7 for Windows provides full compatibility for Windows 8 and Office 2013 users.  See the University EndNote website to download and install. 

EndNote X5 remains the library supported version for 2013 and is the current installation for University owned Windows computers running Windows 7/XP and Office 2010/2007/2003.



02 Jun 2014

Participants needed for Library Web Focus Groups --

We are needing participants for one hour focus groups to give feedback about the Library Website.

Feedback will be collected and used to improve the Library Website.

Interested participants can register their interest here



02 Jun 2014

Readings Online/UMER/Cultural Collections unavailable 16 July 5pm –11pm --

Due to essential maintenance access to Digital collections including Readings Online and Repository content will be unavailable between 5 - 11pm on Tuesday July 16. We apologise for the inconvenience.



02 Jun 2014

EndNote Drop-in Clinic Thursday 18 July 1pm --
Need help with EndNote? Come to one of the Library's monthly EndNote Drop-in Clinics for one-on-one help with specific EndNote problems! 

Bring your laptop with EndNote already installed, as well as copies of any documents and EndNote libraries you are currently working with.

Thursday, 18 July 2013, 1-2pm 
Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 1pm-2pm 
Click here for more info and additional dates. 

Please note that our clinics are not training sessions for beginners. See our EndNote Basics sessions for Mac and Windows.

Other EndNote help options: 

Thomson Reuters for EndNote troubleshooting and technical support service
Phone: 1800 007214 (Toll Free in Australia) 

Thomson Reuters' EndNote Frequently Asked Questions



02 Jun 2014

Libri: six centuries of Italian books --

The exhibition will showcase books by or about Italians and Italy throughout time, highlighting the University Library Special Collections exciting new purchase of Aldus Manutius’s Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, printed in Venice in 1499. It is an important early printed work containing 170 exquisite woodcuts. A fourteenth century musical manuscript will be shown and books focusing on important figures or movements, such as Machiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Vasari, Palladio and futurism will be included, up to modern day books by Italians now living in Australia.

This is also in conjunction with Rare Book Week, Thursday July 18 to 28th which culminates in the Antiquarian Book Fair in Wilson Hall, University of Melbourne. The theme for Rare Book Week is ‘A passion for books’ which fits the Italian theme!

Leigh Scott Gallery, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne

17 June to 15 September 2013

Symposium 24 July 2013

To book




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