Federation online and domestic partner students

Welcome to the Federation University Library. We offer an integrated library service across all campuses, and aim to provide a range of high quality scholarly information resources and services to assist you with your studies.

Borrowing guidelines for undergraduate and TAFE students

no. of items
of renewals
Federation University undergraduate and TAFE students* 100 14 days (2 weeks) 20
Non-Federation University  undergraduate students 100 14 days (2 weeks) 3

*Students studying online and off-campus have an extended borrowing period to allow for postage of items.

Borrowers please note:

  • Items in the Equipment and Realia collections can only be borrowed in person by Federation University students and staff.
  • Items in the Textbook collection can only be borrowed by Federation University students and staff.
  • Copyright regulations restrict non-Federation University borrowers from borrowing off-air video and audio recordings from within the Multimedia collection
  • Items held in the Blainey, Creedy, Journal, Law, Reference and Research collections are not available for loan
  • Recreation reading items can be borrowed for a 42 day/6 week loan period by Federation University  students and staff, and a 14 day/2 week loan period for all other borrowers.

Returning or renewing library items

Provided no hold(s) have been placed on the item(s), and you have no long overdue items, the items you have borrowed will be automatically renewed. You can check the status of your loans anytime via your My Library login or the MyLibrary! app.

If you need assistance, get in touch with our InfoPoint team:

You can return your library items by:

  • placing them in the designated book return chutes at any campus library
  • posting them to any campus library

Holds and inter-campus requests

You can request an item that is currently out on loan, or is held at another Federation University library location, including the Ballarat off-site store. You can do this via the Federation Library catalogue, using the 'Request' button at the top of the entry for the item you require.

When the requested item becomes available you will be emailed a collection notice, which will advise you when this item must be collected by.

Students can borrow items from any campus library using their current student ID card. Arrange your student ID card today.

Intercampus journal article requests

Undergraduate students can request copies of journal articles held in print at campus libraries to be emailed to them via the online form.

Postgraduates may use the Document Delivery process.

Journal articles held in print at any campus library can be copied and sent to you electronically, within Copyright limits.

Requesting items

Complete the online form and allow three business days for the copy to be emailed to you.

Visit the Document Delivery Services: Intercampus Copies page for more information.

FedCite has examples and useful tips for creating in text citations, footnotes and full references in APA, Australian Harvard, Chicago, MLA and IEEE. Use FedCite to help create references for your assignments.

If your course is using the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (Footnotes AGLC), you can download a copy of the AGLC guide from Melbourne Law School.

Check your course description or ask your lecturer or tutor for the style to use for each of your courses.

Manage your references with EndNote

EndNote is a reference management system that helps you:

  • grab references from Library QuickSearch, journal databases, library catalogues, and other sources
  • insert a formatted reference list into your own documents
  • organise and manage your references
  • share your research.

EndNote Web

EndNote Web is the online version of EndNote recommended for undergraduates. Go to the EndNote online for undergraduates subject guide to get started.

EndNote Desktop

EndNote Desktop is the full version of EndNote. We recommend staff and postgraduate students use the EndNote desktop version. Go to the EndNote desktop: self-paced learning guide to get started.

Contact us

Contact us if you need help with your referencing or finding study materials.

Live chatChat online with our InfoPoint staff
Ask the LibraryUse the Ask the Library form to ask your question
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Explore our FAQs anytime
PhoneCall us on 1300 552 567 to speak to our InfoPoint staff
EmailEmail us with your question

You can also contact the Academic Skills and Knowledge (ASK) service or speak with your lecturer or tutor.

The Library provides support for partner providers in Australia, for TAFE and higher education institute partners.

Students at partner providers in Australia have access to electronic resources and books in the Federation Library.

Ask the Library or visit the New students guide to the library page for further information to help you with your studies.