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New students' guide to the library

New to Federation University? This guide outlines the library's services and resources

Digital Support

Understanding how to use technology (digital literacy) is essential to achieving your study goals at university.

ID Cards

Request your student ID card to borrow from the Library, use University printers, sit examinations, and access computer labs after hours.

ID Cards


It is strongly recommended you change your default student password to a more secure passphrase unique to you.

Password Reset

Saving Files (OneDrive)

Federation students can save up to 1TB of files to their Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage service. OneDrive is secure, accessible from anywhere you can connect to the internet, and allows you to easily share files with others.


Saving to OneDrive

Microsoft Office 356

Office 356 is free to download for all Federation students. On the Office 365 landing page, click install apps on the top right hand of the page.

Products include:
Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel and OneDrive.

Office 365

Microsoft Teams

Online classes at Federation are delivered via Microsoft Teams. To learn more about how to access Teams, join meetings, collaborating on documents, and more visit the ITS Knowledgebase.

Microsoft Teams

ITS Support

To seek support from Information Technology Services please submit a request via the service portal or call 1800 333 864.

ITS Support

Wi-Fi Access

Federation University Australia's wireless network is called eduroam. It is a secure worldwide wireless network which allows users to access the internet at participating institutions. Federation University is one of over 20 Australian universities that currently provide this service on campus.


Minimum Technology Requirements

To help you get the most from your learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

Tech Requirements

Library Website

The library homepage has a lot of helpful links on the front page. This can help you choose what service might help you best.

Click on each drop-down to learn more:

  1. QuickSearch - it's like Google for the library. It finds books, eBooks, journal articles, videos and more.
  2. Databases - searching in a subject-specific database is a good way to to narrow down your search. You can search for a database by title, subject or type of content.
  3. Subject Guides - a good place to get started : these include recommended resources and lots of useful search tips.
  4. My Library login - login with your student ID and password to view and renew your loans.
  5. Chat with a librarian during opening hours. 
  6. Call the library during opening hours
  7. Student resources - find links to FedCite, the InfoPoint, past exam papers and many more helpful library pages.