About us


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.


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

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

Marion Slawson
Associate Librarian
Email: marion.slawson@federation.edu.au
Phone: 5122 6124

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 to all Federation students, staff and researchers.

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.

Library Frontline Services

Ange JenkinsTeam Leader

Ange Jenkins

Coordinator, Library Frontline Services
Email: a.jenkins@federation.edu.au
Phone: 5327 8292

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 and Learning Services Team

Cheryl Claridge
Cheryl Claridge
Team Leader,
Research Services
PH: 5327 9263
Beth Deans
Beth Deans (image to come)
Team Leader, Learning Services
PH: 4313 7978
Marian Chivers
Marian Chivers
Liaison Librarian
PH: 5327 8243
Clare Duffy
Clare Duffy
Liaison Librarian (Partners)
PH: 5327 9276
Steph Evans
Steph Evans
Liaison Librarian
PH: 4313 7914
Peggy Hsu
Peggy Hsu
Liaison Librarian
PH: 5327 9589
Debbie Leatham
Debbie Leatham
Liaison Librarian
PH: 5122 8483
Erin Roga
Erin Roga
Liaison Librarian
PH: 4313 7953
Myles Strous
Myles Strous
Liaison Librarian
PH: 5122 6298
Karen Pruis
Karen Pruis
Client Services Officer
PH: 5327 8293

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Business School Steph Evans Debbie Leatham   Clare Duffy Debbie Leatham Marian Chivers
School of Arts Steph Evans Debbie Leatham Marian Chivers Peggy Hsu Debbie Leatham Marian Chivers
School of Education Steph Evans Debbie Leatham Marian Chivers Peggy Hsu Debbie Leatham  
School of Science, Psychology and Sport Erin Roga Myles Strous   Peggy Hsu Myles Strous  
School of Health Erin Roga Myles Strous Marian Chivers Marian Chivers Myles Strous  
School of Engineering, IT and Physical Sciences Steph Evans Myles Strous   Clare Duffy Myles Strous  
TAFE   Marian Chivers Clare Duffy Clare Duffy Marian Chivers
Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation Health Innovation and Transformation Centre
Cheryl Claridge, Marian Chivers Erin Roga, Myles Strous

Collections and Access

Team Leader

Carmel Grant
Associate Librarian
Email: c.grant@federation.edu.au
Phone: 5327 8078

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


Kay Steel
Manager, Research and Strategic Projects
Email: kay.steel@federation.edu.au
Phone: 5122 6536

Building 1E (Library)
Gippsland Campus
Northways Rd
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


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:

Tuesday - 9.30am – 1.00pm

Wednesday - 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Thursday - 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Friday - 9.30am – 1.00pm


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:

Monday - 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Thursday - 9.00am – 1.00pm

And by appointment, Monday to Friday.