The University of Melbourne (UM) Collection comprises material published or produced by the University and its Colleges. The collection includes examination papers, calendars, faculty guides and handbooks, research reports, occasional papers, academic journals, student magazines and newspaper, annual reports and agenda papers. Also included are:
Melbourne University Publishing (MUP) – an almost complete set of titles. The collection covers a range of subjects including social history, politics, history, art and literature.
The University of Melbourne Thesis Collection consists of archival copies of all Masters by Research and PhD theses completed at the University up to 2017. University of Melbourne hard-copy theses are not available for loan. Instead they can be read in the Reading Room in the Baillieu Library. Requests for theses must be made online prior to visiting.
Currently, theses submitted from 2017 onwards have only digital copies available. These are automatically stored in the Institutional Repository. The University of Melbourne is working to make the entirety of its Thesis Collection accessible online.
The collection holds very limited Honours theses: these are either available via the library catalogue or by request to departmental offices or libraries.