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After-hours learning space at SMB Library

Friday 10 August 2018

SMB Library is now open from 7am to 10pm, seven days a week throughout the year. A new entrance to the west annex of the SMB LIbrary provides FedUni students and staff with swipe-card access to this area: Mon-Fri   7am - 9am Mon-Fri   5pm - 10pm Sat-Sun  7am - 10pm The SMB Main Library entrance operates...

eBooks as texts - Library advice

Tuesday 31 July 2018

With the beginning of second semester, the Library would like to remind academic staff that if they are using an ebook available via the Library as a recommended information source, to please let the Library know, either at a service point, or via acquisitions@federation.edu.au

After-hours learning space at SMB Library, Ballarat

Tuesday 31 July 2018

From Monday 30 July, the SMB Library will be available from 7am to 10pm, seven days a week. A new entrance to the west annex of the SMB LIbrary now provides FedUni students and staff with swipe-card access to this area: Mon-Fri   7am - 9am Mon-Fri   5pm - 10pm Sat-Sun  7am - 10pm The SMB Main Library en...

Changes to Australian copyright legislation

Friday 22 June 2018

Amendments were made to the Copyright Act in 2017, which covered four key areas: Part VA and VB statutory licences were repealed and replaced with a single streamlined licence s113P. S113P statutory licence allows us to make limited...

Local University copyright service

Wednesday 30 May 2018

On June 1, 2018, the University copyright service will transition from being provided by the Copyright Office of Swinburne University of Technology to a service managed by FedUni Library in conjunction with Legal Services.

Promoting children's literacy and learning

Tuesday 22 May 2018

National Simultaneous Storytime is on Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018 at 11 am.  Now in its 18th year, National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign run by the Australian Library and Information Association, encouraging more young Australians to read and enjoy books. This year’s book is Hickory Dickory Dash written by Tony Wils...

Promoting children's literacy and learning

Monday 14 May 2018

National Simultaneous Storytime is coming to a campus library near you! Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018 at 11 am.  Five FedUni campus libraries are hosting National Simultaneous Storytime in May; joining the 767,000 participants across Australia who are enrolled in this year’s event. Now in its 18th year, National Simultaneous Storytime is an a...

Berwick Lunchbox - Research series

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Calling all researchers and interested parties! Come along to a pilot lunchtime series and hear conversations with researchers across all disciplines about their field of study and expertise. The series will feature both senior and emerging researchers, as well as HDR students. It is open to all on campus. Please BYO lunch.

LGBT Studies in Video - New Library database

Monday 16 April 2018

The Library has recently provided access to a new streaming video database, LGBT Studies in Video. LGBT Studies in Video is a cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. This collection features award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and ...

Are you updating your course content?

Tuesday 10 April 2018

Request a course readings check for updated editions or newer titles and save yourself time.  Send your list to FedUni Library Acquisitions and we can check for updates For more info see  

Horsham Library closed Wednesday afternoon

Monday 9 April 2018

The Horsham campus library will close from 1:00 pm on Wednesday 11 April for the remainder of the day. Our virtual support services are available via the library homepage or at https://libanswers.federation.edu.au/ should anyone require assistance. We apologise for any inconvenience caused....

New Library Database - Safetyhub

Wednesday 28 March 2018

The Library has provided access to a new database of streaming video content, Safetyhub. Safetyhub contains 80 videos produced by SafetyCare, covering subjects such as Office Safety, Manual Handling, Hand and Power Tool Safety, Safety Basics, Personal Protection and more.

Facilitating Student Success Project - participation invitation

Thursday 8 March 2018

Dear Federation University Staff, Federation University is one of five RUN universities conducting a nation-wide research project exploring how Australian universities and public libraries can work together to facilitate regional student success. If your role includes supporting regional and low-SES students' study and learning needs we would like to invite you to partic...

Book a librarian

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Need to book in a Liaison Librarian to present to your new 2018 online or on-campus class?  We can create an online Moodle activity, or present to your on-campus cohort.  We will: Work with you to deliver a tailored Library skills learning experience addressing the first assessment Create and deliver a discipline-specific research session Conduc...

Prospective HDR students: new Library service available

Tuesday 6 February 2018

There are occasions when a prospective HDR student is asked to submit a more comprehensive proposal for consideration by a School or Faculty prior to being accepted as a student.  With this in mind, the Library is offering a new service to such potential HDRs. They will be able to register with the Library and borrow print monographs for a period of up to ...

Gippsland Library - Introduction to EndNote desktop

Thursday 25 January 2018

Gippsland Library – Introduction to EndNote desktop for academics and HDRs Discover how to use EndNote to organise your references and to create citations and reference lists automatically. Tuesday 6 February    10.00am-11.30       Library IT training room Tuesday 6 March&n...

Horsham library temporary closure

Monday 15 January 2018

The Horsham campus library will be closed from midday on Tuesday 16 January, reopening on Monday 22 January, to allow staff to attend planning and professional development meetings. The campus libraries in Ballarat, Berwick and Gippsland will be open from 9am to 5pm during that time. Our virtual support services are also available via the library homepage or at https://libanswers.federation.edu.au...

FedUni Library catalogue outage on Friday 15 December

Wednesday 13 December 2017

The FedUni Library catalogue will be unavailable on Friday 15 December from 7:30am - 9am due to system upgrade. Access to QuickSearch will not be affected. Apologies for any inconvenience....

Gartner presentation 15 November - Change of time

Sunday 12 November 2017

Please note the change of time for this event The Library is pleased to host a Gartner presentation to all interested staff by Jani Rundall, Executive Director Higher Education, Gartner. Gartner is “the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for clients t...

Seminar- Big data: challenges and opportunities

Monday 9 October 2017

Seminar by Keith Russell, Partnerships Programs Manager, Australian National Data Service  Keith will be presenting on big data on Tuesday 24 October 2017. This presentation will celebrate Open Access Week 2017. Professor Leigh Sullivan, DVC (R&I) will introduce Keith and his presentation. There will be time for questions. ORCID: 

Centre for Gippsland Studies - Library building works at Churchill

Monday 9 October 2017

The Library is pleased to advise that building work has commenced in the Gippsland Campus Library to refurbish the former serials room. This refurbishment will result in a new space for the Centre for Gippsland Studies, including a room for the collections, an office for staff use and a meeting and presentation room. This building work will take 4-6 weeks to complete, after which the Library will ...

Prospective HDR students: new Library service available

Thursday 28 September 2017

With this in mind, the Library is offering a new service to such potential HDRs. They will be able to register with the Library and borrow print monographs for a period of up to three months. 

Which journal? Submission choices made easy.

Wednesday 20 September 2017

The library is running 30 minute  sessions for our staff and researchers at our Gippsland and Mt. Helen campuses: Gippsland: Tuesday 26th September, 10am,  Room 1S-210 Mt Helen: Tuesday 26th September, 10am, Library Skills Room 2 You will find out about: Content matching services: Cut and paste your abstrac...

Bookable group study spaces in the Library

Wednesday 23 August 2017

Looking for somewhere your group can use to complete your assignment? Your Library has the solution - you can now book a group study space in the Library at Mt Helen from the Library website. There is also a QR code that links to the booking page on a sign in each room.

Copyright for teaching staff

Monday 7 August 2017

You are invited by CLIPP and the Library to attend a special 1 hour session, and Q&A on ‘Copyright for Teaching Staff’, Wednesday 9 August, 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm. At this session you will; Achieve an understanding of basic copyright for teaching, including what staff can, and can’t do when using copyright material in teaching. Incr...

Mt Helen Library opening hours

Thursday 6 July 2017

FedUni Library would like to advise staff and students that there will be a change to the Mt Helen Campus Library opening hours over the last part of the semester break. The opening hours for the period Monday 17 July through to Sunday 30 July will be as follows:

New instructional Library videos

Monday 3 July 2017

The FedUni Library is pleased to announce a new, and refreshed suite of instructional videos on their YouTube channel. The new videos reflect recent changes to the library website, and an updated interface for QuickSearch.

SMB Library refurbishment

Tuesday 27 June 2017

We would like to advise staff and students that from Monday 3rd July some minor building works will take place at our SMB Campus Library. The Library's collections and services will still be available and staff will keep you informed via noticeboards should an area be made unavailable for any length of time. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Copyright information session

Monday 26 June 2017

Do you copy right? Find out what you can and can't do in relation to the Copyright Act as you prepare materials for educational purposes. Copyright experts are holding an information session for academic and professional staff. Bring along your questions - the trickier the better! The session will be held at the Berwick Campus Library: ...

Clickview - a new video database

Monday 19 June 2017

FedUni Library has subscribed to a new video database – ClickView! It contains over 2,000 Australian educational videos (many from the producer VEA), that cover areas including education, nursing and health, business, engineering, sport and recreation, and a foundation skills collection covering basic skills in maths, job seeking and research. The videos range in level from Secondary, throug...