About us

Objective

We aim to provide a range of high quality scholarly information resources and services to the FedUni community. In doing so we recognise the importance of our clients - staff and students of the University are central to all that we do. We endeavour to deliver services that recognise the diversity and needs of all client groups; we strive to be both responsive and innovative in our service delivery and to be a vital contributor supporting the University's mission to offer high quality learning and research opportunities.

Retention

The Library is committed to supporting students to stay in their programs of study by providing targeted and mobile services. We will make it easier for you to reach us when you need to and encourage independence through self-service functions. We are proud that while we provide increasing self-service options that you still appreciate friendly face to face service and value our staff.

The Library actively seeks your feedback and we will work hard to take on board what you have to say so that your experience with us is a positive one.

We continue to work with other university colleagues to bring together student support services in one place and to produce more innovative online and web based resources that can be accessed anytime, anywhere by you when you need them.

Campus libraries

We offer an integrated library service across all campuses. Campus libraries are located at the Ballarat, Gippsland, Berwick and Wimmera campuses.

Library Services teams

Director, Library and Learning Spaces

Director, Library and Learning Spaces

Director
Sue Owen
Email: s.owen@federation.edu.au

If you have any queries about the library and our services please contact 1300 552 567.

Level 1, Building L (Library)
Mt Helen Campus
University Drive
Mt Helen, Victoria

Client Services

Marion SlawsonTeam Leader
  • Level 1, Building L (Library)
    Mt Helen campus
    University Drive
    Mt Helen, Victoria

The Client Services Team is responsible for the delivery of Lending and Enquiry Services at all five FedUni libraries, as well as the management of facilities and spaces at those libraries.

This team also is responsible for the provision of programs and resources to support and develop lifelong learning skills through independent research, information skills and knowledge to our students through their Liaison Services. A strong focus for this team is in supporting academic and research staff through the delivery of mobile liaison services to each of our Schools.

Lending and Enquiry Services

Ange JenkinsTeam Leader
  • Level 0, Building L (Library)
    Mt Helen campus
    University Drive
    Mt Helen, Victoria

The Lending and Enquiry Services Team’s mission is to deliver high-quality customer service to support the diverse needs of the FedUni community. We do this by delivering a mix of face-to-face, phone, and virtual assistance, including;

  • Our pro-active roving service, delivered throughout our campus libraries, and in other learning spaces
  • Our Library Enquiry Service, responding to queries via 1300 552 567, email, online chat and Ask the Library
  • Managing the lending of library resources to all FedUni staff, students alumni and community

Research, Learning and Liaison Team

Marion SlawsonTeam Leader
  • Level 0, Building L (Library)
    Mt Helen Campus
    Mt Helen, Victoria

The Research, Learning & Liaison Service’s mission is to empower and enhance the learning, teaching and research enterprises of the University. Liaison and Information Librarians proactively provide resources and services to support:

  • academic skills development for undergraduates, particularly in the areas of information and digital literacy
  • the use of library resources in digital learning and teaching practice, in line with the BOLD Standards Framework
  • research skills development for researchers and Higher Degree by Research students, particularly the use of EndNote and the development of sophisticated search and information management skills

The Research, Learning and Liaison Team members are:

Team Member Areas of responsibility

Cheryl Claridge

Cheryl Claridge
(Ballarat)
Arts
Business
Education
Health and Life Sciences
Nursing and Healthcare Professions
Science, Engineering and IT
Clare Duffy Clare Duffy
(Ballarat)
Business
Science, Engineering and IT
TAFE
Xandria Hughes Xandria Hughes
(Gippsland)
Business
Nursing and Healthcare Professions
Science, Engineering and IT
Myles Strous Myles Strous
(Gippsland)
Health and Life Sciences
Nursing and Healthcare Professions
Marian Chivers Marian Chivers
(Ballarat)
Health and Life Sciences
Nursing and Healthcare Professions
Peggy Hsu Peggy Hsu
(Ballarat)
Arts
Education
Debbie Leatham Debbie Leatham
(Gippsland)
Arts
Education
Health and Life Sciences
Carlie Nekrasov Carlie Nekrasov
(Berwick)
Arts
Business
Education
Health and Life Sciences
Nursing and Healthcare Professions
Science, Engineering and IT
Kate Roberton  Kate Roberton
(Berwick)
Arts
Business
Education
Health and Life Sciences
Nursing and Healthcare Professions
Science, Engineering and IT
Karen Pruis Karen Pruis
(Ballarat)
(evenings)          
Arts
Business
Education
Health and Life Sciences
Nursing and Healthcare Professions
Science, Engineering and IT

Collections and Access

Carmel Grant - A/g University LibrarianTeam Leader
  • Level 1, Building L (Library)
    Mt Helen Campus
    University Drive
    Mt Helen, Victoria

The Collections and Access team is responsible for the selection, acquisition, processing, cataloguing and classification of Library materials, both in print and electronic format, the provision of Document Delivery Services and electronic access services and eResources

Research and Strategic Projects

Manager
  • Building 1E (Library)
    Gippsland Campus
    Northways Road
    Churchill, Victoria

The Manager, Research and Strategic projects is responsible for the identification and development of a range of collaborations to ensure the library plays a central role in the University's achievement of quality and quantum research.

Special Collections

Ballarat

Special Collections

The Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre (GBRC) is named after the foundation Chancellor of the University of Ballarat (now Federation University Australia) in recognition of his long and distinguished career in academic circles, and his generous donation of books. It is located on the top floor of the E.J. Barker Library (Mt Helen Campus).

The GBRC includes the Geoffrey Blainey Mining Collection, the Federation University Australia Special Collection and the Federation University Australia Art and Historical Collections.

Art Collection

The University seeks to develop and maintain a permanent collection of high quality works of visual art for the cultural enrichment of its student body, staff and wider community. The art collection consists largely of works by Australian artists, dating from 1909. The collection also includes various contemporary prints, ceramics, graphics, paintings and sculptures chiefly by graduates, postgraduates and staff of the University.

For a complete listing of the art collection and more up to date information, visit the FedUni Art Collection page.

Historical Collection

The University has an extensive collection of historical material dating from the opening of the Ballarat School of Mines in 1870. Over 15,000 items in the collection are currently catalogued. A selection of these can be accessed digitally via the Library catalogue.

Visitors are welcome to access the collection in the Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre during opening hours or by appointment. For up to date information, visit the FedUni Historical Collection page.

Centre Hours

The Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre can be accessed by appointment or during the following hours:

Tuesday9.30am – 1.00pm
Wednesday1.00pm – 5.00pm
Thursday1.00pm – 5.00pm
Friday9.30am – 1.00pm

Gippsland

Gippsland and Regional Studies Collection
The Gippsland and Regional Studies Collection facilitates research into, and interpretation of, not only the Gippsland region, but also of rural and regional Australia. Present collection strengths include the history, literature, Aboriginal cultures, education, land use, environment and natural resources, and social structure of Gippsland. Material in the Collection is of particular relevance to research auspiced by the Centre for Gippsland Studies (CGS), a research centre within Federation University Australia's School of Arts.

The Collection is managed by the Library, and materials are only available for use within the Collection reading room.

The Collection’s holdings can be identified through FedUni Library QuickSearch, Trove and the GippsDoc indexes. Digitised images can be accessed through Trove and FedUni ResearchOnline. However, most archival materials are not available digitally.

Opening hours

The Collection is available for use:

Monday1.00pm – 5.00pm
Thursday9.00am – 1.00pm

And by appointment, Monday to Friday.