Library Services - COVID Update


Information about current Library Services available to students, staff and the broader University community.

Last updated: 12:00pm, 25 February 2022

Visiting the library

  • University of Melbourne Staff and Students

    All our libraries are open

    All our libraries are open to all visitors, including members of the public, who meet the University's COVID-19 vaccine requirements . Please visit our Library Opening Hours for opening dates and times.

    To enter a Library building, all University staff and students must:
    • be fully vaccinated* or have an authorised medical exemption
    • have uploaded proof of vaccination or authorised medical exemption in advance and received a validation email (please see the Vaccination at the University of Melbourne webpage for instructions)
    • check-in with the Service Victoria QR code
    • carry University ID and swipe into the building
    • carry a mask at all times and wear them as per current advice from the Victorian government
    • maintain 1.5m physical distancing.

    Visit our Library FAQs to find out what library services are currently available.

    *COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for anyone attending our campuses or undertaking University activities in third-party or public settings. Find out more about vaccination requirements.

    Learn more about the University’s COVID-19 pandemic response

  • Non-University Visitors

    Libraries open to non-University visitors

    All University of Melbourne Libraries have resumed full library services and are open to all visitors, including members of the public,  who meet the University's COVID-19 vaccine requirements . Please visit our Library Opening Hours for 2022 opening dates and hours.

    To enter a University of Melbourne Library, all visitors must:
    • be fully vaccinated* or have an authorised medical exemption
    • check-in with the Service Victoria QR code
    • show proof of vaccination status
    • carry photo identification
    • carry a mask at all times and wear them as per current advice from the Victorian government
    • maintain 1.5m physical distancing.

    Visit our Library FAQs to find out what library services are currently available.

    *COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for anyone attending our campuses or undertaking University activities in third-party or public settings. Find out more about vaccination requirements.

    Learn more about the University’s COVID-19 pandemic response

Collection Access

  • Reading Room

    The Reading Room is open to all eligible readers Monday to Friday by appointment.

  • Borrowing in Person

    University staff and students

    Our libraries are open and University staff and students are able to borrow in-person.  Please visit our Library Opening Hours for library opening dates and times, and read our How do I borrow library items in 2022 FAQ for further information.

    Non-University visitors

    Currently, non-University visitors who meet the University's COVID-19 vaccine requirement are able to borrow in-person from all libraries.

    Please visit our Library Opening Hours for library opening dates and times and read our How do I borrow library items in 2022 FAQ for further information.

  • Print Retrievals

    The Print Retrieval Service will be available to  University staff and students who are unable to attend campus. To request an item to be posted to your Australian address, please follow the instructions outlined on our print resources page.

  • Sourcing Online Resources

    Find online resources using our electronic databases and by using high-quality search tools. For more information, please see our Online Resources webpage.

Library FAQs

  • Library FAQs

    If you have specific questions relating to our current services, please see our FAQs page.

Contact us via our Virtual Library Services

  • Library Chat

    If you would like to chat to one of our friendly library staff, you can use the Ask a Librarian Chat box during Library Opening Hours.

  • Library Enquiries

    You can also contact us regarding any questions, feedback, and suggestions via email at: library-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au . This service is staffed  Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm (excluding  public holidays).