Information for students

Welcome to the FedUni Library. We offer an integrated library service across all campuses, and aim to provide a range of high quality scholarly information resources and services to assist you with your studies.

Library skills classes

The Library offers free classes to assist students with their researching skills. Go to the Library skills timetable to check for upcoming classes or to enrol.

In addition, some courses have embedded skills development sessions based on specific assessment tasks or types of writing. These are generally held during your scheduled lecture or tutorial times.

Online YouTube tutorials are available if you cannot attend a Library skills class.

Contact us for assistance at other times.

Borrowing items

Borrowing guidelines for FedUni TAFE and undergraduate students
  • 30 item borrowing limit
  • 14 day (2 week) borrowing period
  • 20 renewals

Students can borrow items from any FedUni campus library using their current FedUni student ID card. Arrange your student ID card today

Visit the Borrowing and membership page for more information.

Logging in and changing password

Logging in
  • Username: your FedUni student ID number
  • Password: your first password is (lower case) the first initial of your first name, full stop, full date of birth.
    Example: John Smith born 14 August 1980, therefore his password is j.14081980

Before you start using the library databases, you must change your password. 

Changing your password

Go to the Password self service page to change your password or reset if you have forgotten your password.

Photocopying and printing

Photocopying services are available at the Mt Helen, Gippsland, SMB and Wimmera campus libraries. Photocopying must be done in accordance with copyright regulations.

Every time you print, your print jobs go to a central queue. This means that you can decide which one of the many FedUni student printers you use to collect your prints. Simply locate the printer which best suits you, swipe your student ID card to log in and choose which files you want to print or delete!

For further information, go to the Printing webpage.

Finding resources

  • Books and eBooks
  • Journal articles
  • Theses
  • Multimedia
  • Journal articles
  • Book chapters
  • Conference papers
  • Research reports
Subject guides
  • Go to your chosen topic and select from the subject guides available
  • DVDs
  • Videos
  • eBooks
  • Journals
e-Journal titles
  • Find eJournal titles easily using our various search fields


FedUni uses the American Psychological Association (APA), Modern Language Association (MLA), Chicago/Turabian, and Australian Harvard styles of referencing. Download the General Guide to Referencing (pdf, 3.06mb) to learn more. Refer to your unit descriptions, or contact your lecturers and tutors for the preferred citation style for each subject you undertake.

FedUni students also have access to EndNote, a referencing and bibliography tool. Go to the Referencing page to find out more.

Further referencing support can be provided by your lecturers and tutors, and our Information librarians. Ask at the Library information desk or email us for assistance.

Study skills and writing guides

The aim of these online guides is to help you gain an understanding of university culture, and acquire the academic writing skills and critical thinking processes necessary to be successful in your study.

Visit the Study skills and writing guides page for further information.


Mt Helen
  • E J Barker Library (Building L)
    University Drive
    Mt Helen VIC 3350
  • Building 1E
    Northways Road
    Churchill VIC 3842
  • E J T Tippett Building (Library)
    Lydiard Street South
    Ballarat VIC 3350
  • Learning Resource Centre (Building C)
    Baillie Street
    Horsham VIC 3402

Library queries for the Camp Street Campus should be directed to SMB Campus library, and Stawell and Ararat Campus queries to Wimmera Campus library.

Visit the Contact us page for further information.

Further information

Ask the Library or visit the Library 'how to' page for further information to help get you started.