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Moving to online-only content- Library and copyright options

Wednesday 25 March 2020

Moving to online course and teaching delivery may require some lateral thinking with your Library content, especially if you have relied on hard copy content previously.   Questions might include:  a.) How do I source an eBook for institutional use? b.) Can I add content straight from the web? c.) What are Open Educati...

Teaching staff - How Course Readings can help you transition your Moodle course to online delivery

Tuesday 24 March 2020

In moving to fully online teaching, the Library's Course Readings team can assist you in providing extra online learning and teaching resources to your students. The Library has access to over 200,000 eBooks and the vast majority of our academic journals and now available as eJournals. The Library also has access to streaming videos in many academic disciplines.  This means that...

InfoPoint news: Pop-ups now closed

Thursday 19 March 2020

The pop-up InfoPoints at Berwick, Gippsland and Mt Helen campuses have now closed. The one-stop InfoPoint Service is still available within all campus libraries and via our virtual enquiries services (phone 1300 552 567; online chat or email at

Mt Helen Library staff reunion: Postponed

Thursday 19 March 2020

We regret to advise that we are postponing the  E.J. Barker Library 50th anniversary reunion, previously scheduled for 1 May. This is in response to the most recent official advice regarding public gatherings.  We are very disappointed not to be able to go ahead as planned, and are keen to reschedule to a date later in 2020.

Submitting Course Readings

Wednesday 18 March 2020

For teaching staff who are submitting Course Readings lists using the Course Readings Submission Form on the Library's website, please note that it is currently issuing an error message on submission of the form, however, you will receive an email to say tha...

Copyright tips for online learning

Wednesday 18 March 2020

Online Learning presents some questions about using copyright material, such as:  Can I link to a YouTube video? How can I make a textbook available to my students online? I am recording my lecture, can I include the video I play in class?    These resources can help you find the answ...

New MyLibrary! app

Wednesday 18 March 2020

Federation University Library has launched MyLibrary! - a free app you can use to manage your Library account on your mobile phone or tablet. MyLibrary! lets you search, request and renew Library items. You can also access the Library's social media channels for updates on news and events. The app stores a digital copy of your Federation ID barcode which you can use...

new MyLibrary! app

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Federation University Library has launched MyLibrary! - a free app you can use to manage your Library account on your mobile phone or tablet. MyLibrary! lets you search, request and renew Library items. You can also access the Library's social media channels for updates on news and events. The app stores a digital copy of your Federation ID barcode which you can use...

InfoPoint: Now open on your campus

Wednesday 4 March 2020

New InfoPoints are now open in all campus libraries. Library staff are providing a one-stop enquiry service to all commencing and returning students, staff and visitors. We've been open for 10 days now, and so far our pop-up InfoPoints have answered more than 1500 queries and resolved 80% of them on the spot. Our customers are very satisfied too, giving us a 4.9/5.0 star...

Course Readings in Moodle not opening in Internet Explorer

Monday 2 March 2020

If you currently use Internet Explorer as your internet browser then you need to be aware that Course Readings links in Moodle are not opening when clicked on from within Internet Explorer. Instead you will experience an error message saying your session has expired. Federation University suggests you switch your internet browser to Google Chrome and you will be able to access the Course Readings ...

new MyLibrary! app

Monday 24 February 2020

Federation University Library is launching MyLibrary! - a free app you can use to manage your Library account on your mobile phone or tablet. MyLibrary! lets you search, request and renew Library items. You can also access the Library's social media channels for updates on news and events. The app stores a digital copy of your Federation ID barcode which you can use to b...

IET has landed

Monday 17 February 2020

The Library is providing access to material from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The content includes IET ebooks, and access to IETtv. There are over 600 IET ebooks accessible to staff and students, with content ranging from energy engineering, management of technology, robotics and sensors, computing, and more. IET ebooks are accessible via the Library Catalogue,...

A copyright guide for course teaching materials

Wednesday 12 February 2020

You can make use of loads of great content available through the Library and online in your course without infringing copyright.  There are some simple guidelines to follow that we outline in the attached summary tool - Delivering Teaching Materials: a quick copyright guide.  Also, you can submit requests for content to be digitised by the 

Updating your Moodle shell for Semester 1? The Library can help

Sunday 9 February 2020

Now that you have your Moodle shells up and running for Semester 1, it's time to collate your readings for your course and send them through to Course Readings or fill in the Course Readings Submission Form.  We ca...

Library Planning Day - 5 Feb 2020 - All libraries open

Monday 3 February 2020

All Library staff will be participating in an important Library Planning Day at RMIT University, Melbourne on Wednesday 5 February 2020. All libraries will be open on the day for their usual summer hours  with library services delivered by trained casual staff.   While the mai...

SMB library: temporary closure

Sunday 2 February 2020

The main area of the SMB library will be closed from 2pm on Monday 2 February. The the after-hours space will be available from 2-5pm, accessible using swipe-card access via the entrance on the west side.

BONUS+ catalogue outage on Tuesday 4 February

Friday 31 January 2020

The BONUS+ catalogue will be unavailable for approx. two hours from 7:30am on Tuesday 4 February to enable the domain name to be changed by the host, CAVAL. When the outage is completed the BONUS+ catalogue can be reached at We apologise for any inconvenience during this short period. ...

Teaching staff- How the Library can help you get ready for Semester 1

Tuesday 28 January 2020

Course Readings is a tool in Moodle which provides one centralised place for your students to access readings. Using the Library's Course Readings service ensures copyright compliance, helps maintain durability of links for student access, and offers a professional standardised view for your students. The readings can be viewed in one list or added to a week, a topic, or a book th...

Teaching staff - time to think about new scanned copies of readings

Sunday 12 January 2020

Now is the time to start requesting any new scanned copies of book chapters or journal articles to be made available on Moodle through the Library's Course Readings service.  Scans of copyright material available to students on Moodle must go via this central system to ensure they comply with the terms of a Statutory Licence granting the University permiss...

Library opening hours

Friday 20 December 2019

Campus libraries continue their services through to 5pm, Tue 24 December with staff on hand to assist. At Wimmera Campus Library - Werrunangity larr Wimmerata, the Library computer room can be readily accessed from the Level 1 corridor. 

Wimmera library: temporary closure 4 December

Monday 2 December 2019

Please be advised that the Wimmera library will be closed on Wednesday 4 December, to allow staff to attend a Team planning day. The PC lab will be available between 9:00am and 5:00pm, accessible from the door in the corridor. The library will reopen as usual at 8.45am on Thursday 5 December. Please note that the SMB, Mt Helen, Gippsland and Berwick libraries will ...

Library HDR webinars

Monday 18 November 2019

The Library is pleased to announce a fortnight of short webinars for HDRs, commencing 25 November, through to 6 December. Find out more and then register for one or more of these webinars through the following link     ...

Times Higher Education now available online

Monday 4 November 2019

The Library has arranged an institutional subscription to Times Higher Education. This subscription is a little different to most others, in that once a user is on the site, they are required to create their own account to access all articles and features of the publication.

Health and Safety Month - SafetyHub

Thursday 17 October 2019

October is Health and Safety Month, so it’s a good time to remind everyone that the University subscribes to SafetyHub, a highly informative video database covering a wide range of occupational safety topics such as behavioural safety, falls and heights, first aid and welfare, forklifts and cranes, hazardous environments, office safety and personal protection.

The Age and AFR now available online

Tuesday 8 October 2019

The Library has negotiated a subscription to a database that contains the newspapers The Age, Financial Review and the Sydney Morning Herald. The papers are displayed on screen as they would look physically, and are searchable via keyword.

New login process to access Federation My Library account

Tuesday 8 October 2019

From early October 2019, the Library is implementing a new login process to access the ‘My Library’ account for all Federation students, staff, associates and alumni. Library users will need to enter their Federation username and password* at the ‘My Library’ account page:  https://library.feder...

Library opening hours on Google

Thursday 19 September 2019

Please note that there is a problem with the Library staffed opening hours displayed on Google. We are working to rectify this; however, please refer to the Library website for accurate opening hours. As a summary, during teaching weeks the campus libraries are open as follows:

Support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Wednesday 4 September 2019

Our campus Libraries are hosting the Great Book Swap once again this year, to raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Date: 2-6 September 2018 Place: Berwick, Gippsland, Mt Helen and SMB Libraries Wanted: Donate your good quality, second-hand, pre-loved books to any campus Library. All genres w...

Assistance for managing copyright infringements of FedUni teaching materials posted online

Thursday 25 July 2019

How to locate, manage, and prevent.  FedUni teaching content posted online without permission is an infringement of University copyright, and may result in legal or University disciplinary action for the student posting the material.  The copyright of course materials, lecturers' handouts, exam questions and answers, or any learning and teaching con...

Wimmera library: temporary closure

Thursday 11 July 2019

Please be advised that staff from the Wimmera Library will be attending training on Monday 15 July. The PC lab will be available all day, accessible from the door in the corridor. The main library will reopen at 8.45am on Tuesday 16 July. The Mt Helen, SMB, Gippsland and Berwick libraries will be open as usual that day. Assistance will also be available via phone ...