Research Collections

Both Mt Helen and Gippsland Campus Libraries hold Research Collections, containing material requiring supervised access. The material in the Research Collections is not for loan, and can only be used in designated Library Spaces.

Mt. Helen Research Collection

The Mt Helen Research Collection is housed in the Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre at the Mt Helen Library. This collection holds items by or about Federation University Australia and its predecessor institutions; works on the history of Central and Western Victoria, Eureka Stockade, local industrial heritage, and the history and operation of mines and mining in Australia.

The Mt Helen Research Collection also holds rare or valuable works, and other important items that are deemed to be too fragile to sit on the open shelves.

The material in the Mt Helen Research Collection can only be used within the Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre.

Photocopying from material in the Research Collection material is restricted to items published after 1900 which will not be likely to suffer from damage or deteriorate if copied. Please check with staff before photocopying.

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 Research Collection

The Gippsland Research Collection is housed in the Gippsland and Regional Studies Room at the Gippsland Library. This collection holds items by or about Federation University Australia and its predecessor institutions; rare or valuable works, and other important items that are deemed to be too fragile to sit on the open shelves.

Works to do with the history, society and nature of Gippsland can be found in the Gippsland and Regional Studies Collection.

The material in the Gippsland Research Collection can only be used within the Gippsland and Regional Studies Room.

The Gippsland and Regional Studies Room can be accessed by appointment or during the following hours:

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

Borrowing information

Items from the Research Collections cannot be borrowed from the Library. Items must be used within the designated areas only. To make an appointment to access the Research Collections material please contact the Library.

Location and floor-plan - Mt. Helen

Location and floor plan - Gippsland


Opening hours

All campus libraries are open throughout the year but closed on designated University and public holidays, and staff development and planning days. Opening/closing times vary depending on whether it is a semester/term period, an exam/SWOTVAC week or a non-teaching/vacation period. View the Library opening hours, or contact us.