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Library updates about COVID-19

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Library updates

Building Access

  • All Library Spaces, including 24/7 spaces, are closed until further notice.
  • All face to face Library services have moved online and the information desks in all Library spaces have closed. You can get help from the Library via the Library’s live online chat service, Chat Now.

Borrowing, Equipment and Resources

  • Borrowing of physical items (equipment, books etc) has been suspended until further notice.
    We have received several queries in regards to accessing the physical collection for research and teaching support. We are working hard in the background to develop solutions and resources to support these activities.
    We aim to address these queries on a case by case basis as soon as we are able. We hope to provide a solution on our website by middle of this week.
    We will prioritise support for research and teaching at the moment.
  • Study materials required for coursework units should be avaialble on Canvas. If the resources aren’t available on Canvas or in our electronic resources, please contact your Unit of Study of Coordinator or lecturer.
  • The Library’s extensive electronic collection of over 1 million scholarly ejournals and ebooks continues to be available 24/7 from any location worldwide.
  • You do not need to return any books you have borrowed until further notice (excluding 2-hour loan). Any items on loan will be automatically renewed until further notice. No fines will be applied during this time.
    If you wish to return any books during this time, you will be able to do so at Fisher, SciTech and Health Sciences libraries only via the external returns chute.
  • Recalls have been suspended until further notice.
  • Resource Sharing (borrow from another Library) of physical items has been suspended until further notice.
  • Ordering and receiving of new physical materials (monographs, serials and DVDs), including for the 2 hour collection, have been suspended until further notice. Ordering of ebooks will continue
  • Access to Rare Books and Special Collections is suspended until further notice.
  • All equipment borrowing (headphones, laptop chargers, calculators etc) is suspended from Thursday 19th March until further notice.
  • Use of all ThinkSpace equipment is suspended until further notice.
  • The expiration date of all Library cards due to expire between 1 Feb 2020 - 30 Dec 2020 has been extended until further notice. This includes staff, students, alumni and community members. Please note, this extension will not apply to access to online resources.

Events and Workshops

  • All face to face workshops and events have been suspended until further notice.
  • Remote workshops and support will be made available online.

Last updated: 30 March 2020 14:30

Help and Support


The Library is here to support you to study remotely.

  • Online support is available via the Library’s live online chat service, Chat Now, Mon - Fri 8am - 10pm and Fri 8am - 8pm.
  • If you have reviewed our online resources and require additional support, Academic Liaison Librarians are available for online consultations (recommended for Higher Degree by Research students).
  • You can also tune into an online workshop from the Library via Zoom.

Resources for students studying remotely


Get your studies underway with our online content and look out for Library content embedded in Canvas:

Support for academics creating online content


Do you need to make coursework material available to students as a result of moving to online teaching due to COVID-19? Here's how we can help you: