University Library response to COVID-19

The University Library is open. Following the Government’s directive, mask wearing is strongly encouraged.

Our Virtual Library remains open to support our students and academics.

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Virtual Library - Connect with us online

The Library has a wide range of online services available to support your studies and research:

  • Call, email or chat online with Ask Library every weekday between 9am – 5pm
  • Consult a general or subject specific How Do I guide for assignment help, available 24/7
  • If you’re a researcher, academic, or research student – Liaison Librarians provide online support via one-on-one zoom meetings or email every weekday between 9am-5pm
  • Learn how to find information specific to your program by enrolling in one of our Library Essentials courses, available 24/7

Services adapted in response to COVID-19

Latest service update: 11.00 am, 3 August 2021

Borrowing and requesting

Borrowing of on-shelf print library items will resume from 28 July 2021.

Due dates for already borrowed items have been  extended. The Library is open if you would like to return your items.

Recall of items on loan is currently suspended.

InterLibrary Loans

All items may now be requested via Interlibrary loan. There is continued global supply uncertainty due to COVID-19, and no guarantee that we will be able to obtain the material you have requested. 

Our ability to source material is dependent on the availability of other institutions. Please be prepared for extended delays.


Access to print newspapers is currently unavailable; access the Library’sonline news collections

Please check the University's latest update and FAQs for more details.