Collections Overview

The Eastern Resource Centre collections support the teaching, learning and research needs of undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers from the:

  • Melbourne School of Engineering
  • Faculty of Science
  • Melbourne Graduate School of Science
  • Melbourne School of Land and Environment
  • Asia Institute

Science & Engineering Collection

The focus of this collection is to support undergraduate and post-graduate study in science including:

  • Engineering
  • Chemisty
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Earth sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Animal, plant and crop science
  • Water resources
  • Wine and viticulture

Our most recent journals are available as e-journals but a small number of journals are still received in print. Our journal collection is held off-site but articles may be requested for scanning.  Requesting items from our off-campus stores

Reference Collections

The reference collections for the East Asian collection and the Science & Engineering collection include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and other useful resources. The collections are currently offsite due to the Student Precinct redevelopment but may be requested from the library catalogue. Requesting items from our off-campus stores

East Asian Collection

The East Asian Collection focuses on Chinese and Japanese language books and periodicals, with subject coverage mainly in the areas of arts and humanities, social sciences and architectural history.

The East Asian Collection services the information, research and teaching needs of the Asia Institute, and of Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies at the University of Melbourne. The collection also forms part of the Asian Libraries in Melbourne (ALIM) consortium.

Map Collection

The University of Melbourne's Map Collection is one of the largest such collections in Australia. It includes several hundred GIS layers, online historical maps  and well over 100 000 printed maps.  The scope of the Map Collection is worldwide, with particular emphasis on Melbourne, Victoria and Australia.

An increasing proportion of our map collection is available online.

High-Use Collection

The ERC Open High-Use Collection houses recommended reading material, selected by lecturers for teaching purposes. During the closure of the campus and the Student Precinct redevelopment, chapters of high-use collection items may be requested from the library catalogue but we are not able to supply whole books. DVDs recommended for teaching, software and FPGA (terasic) boards for electronic engineering students are currently unavailable.