From 18 March to 7 June, the Study and Learning Drop-ins are offering expert help with academic writing, Maths & Stats, and library research skills.
The new Southbank Library is now open! Collections from the Lenton Parr Music, Visual and Performing Arts Library (Southbank) and Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library (previously at Parkville) have now been brought together under one roof to support staff and students of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.
The new Veterinary Science Library is now open for business, following a major redevelopment of the Werribee campus. The library offers increased student seating with 94 study spaces, including three bookable project rooms (one of which is Zoom-enabled for video-conferencing.)
We are currently trialling a number of databases. You can help to inform our purchasing decisions by adding your feedback to our eResources blog.
The library has a new cashless system for printing, scanning and copying. The Student Print Portal enables you to submit print jobs online, top up your account and view your transaction history.
We offer a program of training and information sessions to help graduate researchers and academics develop their library research skills and digital capabilities. Upcoming sessions include Public Access and Your Thesis, Getting started with library research and File Management 101: Taming the digital chaos.
Among recent additions to our digital resource collections are Cochrane Interactive Learning (training for systematic reviews), Plumb's Veterinary Drugs, THE (Times Higher Education) University benchmarking tool, and two full-text Korean databases, DBpia Electronic Journals Service and KRpia Knowledge Reference Service.
Research Essentials is live this week! This guide has been designed to help undergraduate and graduate coursework students develop their researching skills.
From Monday 14 January the Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library and the Lenton Parr Library collections at the ERC Parkville will be on the move to their new home at the Southbank Library. Access to Level 2 and the Collected Editions on Level 3 at the ERC will be unavailable. If you require an item please ask staff at the ERC Service Desk.
We are delighted to announce the winners of the Dark Imaginings: Gothic Tales of Wonder micro-story competition.
The Reading Room will be closed from 4pm on Friday 14 December 2018 and will reopen at 10am on Monday 7 January 2019.
A planned maintenance outage of the DSpace Repository (Minerva Access, Digitised-Collections and Coursework-Collections) will occur between 4pm-5pm on Tuesday 18 December, 2018.
A recent update to hours has had to be made due to the changing environment at Southbank, given the redevelopment project. Of most importance the library will be closed 13-15 November.
From 29 October to 16 November during the exam period, there will be extra study spaces across campus.
From October 16, the number of times you may renew BONUS+ books increased from one renewal to two renewals.
The library is offering 24-hour access to selected study zones from 15 October - 4 November 2018.
We are delighted to announce the winners of the University's 2018 "Visualise Your Thesis" competition.
Tanya Wilson, Liaison Librarian, talks to Kylie Tran, Client Services Librarian, and Samuel Smith, a composer, aspiring librarian and recent UoM graduate, about how to make the most of university libraries.
Researcher@Library Week 2018: "Enabling next generation scholarship" will take place between Monday 27 and Friday 31 August, with a packed program of events.
New to the University of Melbourne? With the New Library Users Guide, you will get to know the Library and find out how we can help you achieve throughout your studies!
We invite all University of Melbourne graduate research students to participate in the University's 2018 "Visualise Your Thesis" competition, which will run from Monday 16 July until Sunday 19 August.
Readings Online is back online
Readings Online will be unavailable Wednesday 4 July 2018.
Readings Online is the best system to deliver subject readings online. All staff have an obligation to make sure teaching materials are being delivered in compliance with copyright. We know that this can be hard, but Readings Online is here to help!
The library is offering 24-hour access to selected study zones from 21 May - 10 June.
Further to the intermittent issues we have experienced with the BookIT service, from today we are removing the option to make advanced bookings on computers. The booking function will remain unavailable until the problem is resolved.
The Copyright Office will be delivering information sessions about the recent amendments to copyright legislation. These sessions will cover how these changes simplify how staff can use copyright material for teaching, provide individuals with disabilities material in accessible formats, and preserve materials in libraries and archives, amongst other topics.Both a webinar and a face to face session are scheduled, so staff can choose to attend whichever format suits them Go to http://go.unimelb.edu.au/bkm6 to register or find out more about the upcoming sessions.More details about the amendments can be found on the Copyright Office website: http://go.unimelb.edu.au/bit6 .
The University Library and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, are hosting a symposium on 18–19 May 2018, entitled: “Louise Dyer and Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre: The Establishment of a Music Press”
In 2017, amendments were made to the Copyright Act. The amendments covered four key areas:The statutory licences for educational purposes – which we rely on to make copyright material available to students, for example via Readings Online.Providing material in accessible formats to staff and students with disabilities.The preservation of material held in Library, Archives and Cultural collections.The duration of copyright in unpublished works.
From the 2nd January 2018, we will begin phasing out the terminology “SourceIt@Melbourne” that currently appears on the button linking to full text content and introduce the the new label “Find It@UniMelb”.
We now have 200 additional study spaces available for use at the north end of Level 2 of the Baillieu Library. You'll also find new individual seating with power points in the south-west section of Level 2.
From 16 October – 5 November 2017, there will be 24 hour swipe-card access to our after hours study zones in the ERC, Baillieu and Giblin Eunson libraries.
The Resource Sharing Team is working to improve our service delivery and would love your feedback.
Images may form an integral part of your research, or they may be useful as a means of communicating your research.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Researcher@Library Week ePoster Competition.
Due to the University Single Sign On upgrade, the Inter-library loan requesting systems will experience some down time on Friday 22nd September between 6 am and 7 am.
23 Research Things 2017 is a self-directed program of blog posts which introduce a range of digital tools to support the research activities of academics and graduate students. Each fortnight, we’ll talk about a set of tools or topics and encourage you to try them out and integrate them into your practice.
The redevelopment of Level 2 of the Baillieu Library has reached its half-way point. The newly renovated south and central spaces are now open, offering a variety of seating with power. Books in the 400s, 500s, 600s and 800s have been moved to the new space and are fully accessible.
On Friday 28th both the Digitised Collections and Course-Work repositories will be upgraded to version 5.6 of the DSpace platform. The system will be unavailable for search, access and submission of new items from 6pm.
On Friday 28th July Minerva Access will be upgraded to version 5.6 of the DSpace platform. The system will be unavailable for search, access and submission of new items from 6pm.
Join us for a one-day event, as the University of Melbourne community comes together to improve the representation of women on Wikipedia.
The Fellowship is a partnership of the John Truscott Design Foundation and the University of Melbourne Library. The Fellowship is awarded to a scholar or writer to prepare a manuscript biography of John Truscott (1936 – 1993), best known for his work in film and theatre design, as well as an artistic director. A major legacy of John Truscott is the interior of the Victorian Arts Centre, where much of his original work remains intact.
From 29 May–11 June 2017, there will be 24 hour swipe-card access to after hours study zones in the ERC, Baillieu and Giblin Eunson libraries.
Students, staff and other members of the University community are invited to contribute to a review of the Scholarly Services portfolio.
Have your say about our libraries. The Library is running a survey to hear what you think about your library services.
Managing Data @Melbourne is the University’s new research data management training program for graduate researchers.
Want to find out more about research data management or data visualisation? Come along to one of our workshops aimed at researchers in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
Find out more about three popular reference management tools (Zotero, EndNote and Mendeley) at our upcoming classes for students and staff of the Faculty of Arts.
Following on from the creation of our extensive new study space at the north end of the Baillieu's ground floor, additional project rooms and study spaces are now being constructed in our ground floor south space. Further renovations will follow on the second floor between March and November, to create a light, bright space with more seating (and more power points!).
This Sunday 22nd January the Giblin Eunson library will be closed for fire safety testing.
We are excited to let you know that over the summer break, level two of the Brownless Biomedical Library, including the Medical History Museum, is undergoing a major refurbishment.
The Library's SourceIt service will be undergoing required system maintenance in December and January that will result in 3 short service outages.During these outages our electronic journal content will remain available via Discovery and the Library Catalogue.Click to see the detailed maintenance schedule.
Single Sign on for the Library Catalogue will experience a brief outage
between 9am - 10am on Friday 28th October.
Graduate researchers will you be in the running to win one of the Visualise My Thesis ePoster competition awards? $1,000, $500 or $250 Visa cash cards.
Users of the BONUS+ borrowing service are invited to participate in a brief survey to help us better meet your study and research needs.
From 26 July the University of Melbourne Library team along with colleagues from ResBaz and Melbourne CSHE are providing a range of workshops at both Parkville and Southbank campuses to help you plan and develop your ePoster, with sessions on effective poster design, tools for infographics and other visualisations, video editing, how to use PowerPoint effectively, sourcing images and videos, and more.
The 2016 Researcher@Library Week kicks off on Monday 22 August. The event showcases the many ways in which the Library can support you through your research process.
The Library is currently trialling the Japan Times Archive and we welcome feedback from our academic staff, researchers and students.
The VRI Library has now been relocated to the Brownless Biomedical Library.
Once again the University of Melbourne will be providing a rich offering of displays, talks and events in celebration of Melbourne Rare Book Week, to be held 14-24 July 2016
On the 4th July the Library Home Page and various library sites will be upgraded to a new look.
The international scope of the Baillieu Library Print Collection has been broadened by the acquisition of three works by José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913).
Christopher Harrington, a University of Melbourne PhD student in the School of Communication, recently came across a beetle in the Baillieu Library Rare Books Collection.
University of Birmingham student Emily Robins has been selected as the UK recipient of the 2016 International Museums and Collections Award.