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Webinar: Linking your ORCiD

Wednesday 5 December 2018

If you have an ORCiD identifier but haven’t yet linked it to your other identifiers (Scopus, PLOS, etc.) or you need to link a research grant, this webinar is for you. Webinars will be held at, 12pm Friday the 14th of December 11am Monday the 17th of December 3pm Tuesday the 15th of January 10am Wednesday the 23...

Library planning days - Monday 3 Dec and Tuesday 4 Dec

Sunday 2 December 2018

Please be advised that staff from the Library will be attending Planning Sessions on Monday 3 Dec and Tuesday 4 Dec. During this time, the SMB and Wimmera libraries will be closed; the Mt Helen, Gippsland and Berwick libraries will be open from 9 am - 5pm. Assistance will also be available via  phone 1300 552 567 or via online chat or email at

Wimmera and SMB libraries: temporary closures

Monday 26 November 2018

Library planning days:  Monday 3 Dec and Tuesday 4 Dec Please be advised that staff from the Library will be attending Planning Sessions on Monday 3 Dec and Tuesday 4 Dec. During this time, the Wimmera and SMB libraries will be closed; the Mt Helen, Gippsland and Berwick libraries will be open from 9am - 5pm. Assistance will also be available via  phone 1300 552 5...

Now open - Library Survey

Wednesday 31 October 2018

Have your say and help shape your Library at FedUni! In 2016 you told us how the library could improve and we listened – we created new after-hours study spaces and group study rooms, redesigned the library website, increased the number of online resources, and more. We'd love to hear what you have to say about your library today, so we can continue to improve your...

After-hours learning space at SMB Library

Tuesday 30 October 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...

HDR Webinar Week

Wednesday 24 October 2018

To celebrate the launch of FedUni.figshare, the Library is pleased to offer a week of webinars for HDRs and researchers. Getting Started with FedUni.figshare. (Monday 29 Oct. 2.30 - 3.15) Never worry again about that USB that has your research data because FedUni.Figshare has you covered. Come and find out how easy it is to use, as well as comply with any fund...

Getting Started With FedUni.figshare Webinars

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Get started, and find out about FedUni.figshare FedUni.figshare is a new easy-to-use online repository, that helps you comply with any funding requirements for your research data, to make it findable, shareable and citable.  Never worry again about that USB that has your research data, because FedUni.figshare has you covered.  Approx. 45 minutes.

Illegal uploading of educational content to 'note-sharing' sites

Friday 19 October 2018

‘Note-sharing’ sites have been set up around the world.  StuDocu in the Netherlands and Course Hero in the US are particularly active.  They encourage students to upload content related to educational courses and offer the students incentives for this action. In doing so, students expose themselves to potential legal repercussions if they are not the rights holder of the cont...

Uploading Federation University content to 'note-sharing' sites

Friday 19 October 2018

‘Note-sharing’ sites encourage students to upload content related to educational courses and offer the students incentives for this action. Be aware  that you expose yourself to legal repercussions if you upload content without holding the rights to that content.  You expose yourself to student disciplinary action for copyright infringement and for receiving payment for uploa...

Coming soon Library Survey

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Have your say and help shape your Library at FedUni! In 2016 you told us how the Library could improve and we listened – we created new after-hours study spaces and group study rooms, redesigned the library website, increased the number of online resources, and more. We'd love to hear what you have to say about the Library again in 2018, so we can continue to impro...

Treasures from the FedUni Historical Collection on display

Friday 5 October 2018

Victoria celebrates History Week from 7 to 14 October 2018 and FedUni Mt Helen Campus is a venue. Treasures from the FedUni Historical Collections will be on display at the Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre, each weekday morning during History Week (and at other times by appointment).

Great Book Swap at your campus Library

Monday 27 August 2018

Help raise $300,000 to buy 30,000 books for Indigenous children in remote communities. Our campus Libraries are hosting the “Great Book Swap” once again this year, to raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Date: 3-7 September 2018 Place: all Fed...

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...