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New students' guide to the library

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

Whether you're an on-campus student, online student, or a blend of both, this guide has been developed to help you get started using the library, and to locate the services and resources we provide to support your studies.

Use the tabs on the left of the screen to navigate this guide.

Study Spaces Borrowing eBooks

Printing Subject Guides My Library! App

What the Library InfoPoint can help with

  • find the answers to your study, research and referencing questions
  • find your textbooks
  • find a place to study
  • get your graduation certificate and transcripts
  • make a payment
  • get a new or replacement student ID

Visit the InfoPoint at your local campus Library or chat online.


Student HQ help in the library

Student HQ services at Berwick, Gippsland and Mt Helen are located at the InfoPoint in our libraries. Student HQ staff can help answer your enrolment, timetabling and other student administration queries.

Student HQ services at SMB and Wimmera are available face-to-face. Find Student HQ opening hours and locations.

What Librarians can help with

  • Help with strategies to find information
  • Help you evaluate information
  • Help you use databases to find journal articles
  • Show you some searching tricks to get the best information quickly
  • Refer you to support services for help with academic writing

Ask a Librarian today!

Library Website

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

Click on the 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.

Acknowledgment of Country


Federation University Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters where our campuses, centres and field stations are located and we pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations Peoples.