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Welcome to Federation University Library!
Whether you're an on-campus student, online student, or a blend of both, this guide has been developed to help you get started with 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.
The InfoPoint provides a one-stop query resolution service to all students, staff and visitors.
We’ll either answer your query or connect you to the right service.
Call, chat or email, drop in and say hi, and spread the word - we’re here to help.
Find out more about what the InfoPoint can help you with today by clicking here.
Studying at university is a new experience, with lots of new and different expectations, so it is perfectly normal to need help sometimes.
Click below to find out what help is available to you.
Librarians are here to help you.
Ask a Librarian today!
The Academic Skills and Knowledge (ASK) service supports students with their development of study skills. Comprised of experienced Student Academic Leaders, the ASK team is there to help answer any question a student has during their university studies - from referencing to finding a booklist.
The ASK service is available to any Federation student, no matter where you're studying.
Student Academic Leaders can provide assistance in the following areas:
Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) offer a fun, informal study environment, so that you can get the most out of your course.
PASS sessions are facilitated by experienced students (PASS leaders) and offer a relaxed peer environment, where students can consolidate their understanding of the course content and develop their study skills. PASS is usually attached to courses that can be challenging for students. Many of these courses are core first year courses students encounter in the first and second semester of their transition to university life.
Are you confused about expectations at university? Do you want to get better marks? A Learning Skills Advisor (LSA) can help you.
Learning Skills Advisors are professional educators who work with you to achieve your academic goals. Learning Skills Advisors are available through online appointments and via LSA Chat. Find out more and book appointments through this link.
This drop-in space is set up to provide ALL students with guidance through whatever stage of the writing process is relevant for your assignment. The general aim is to assist you so that you can develop the skills and confidence to:
The Writing Space is available to students to work alone or in groups. In one-to-one sessions and small group work, LSA s and SALs will help you to develop drafts of written assignments, taking into account:
You will find comprehensive academic learning materials to guide you on your journey as a tertiary student. This includes advice on referencing, writing, reading, managing your time, essay planning and much more. Take control of your learning, improve your writing skills and succeed with integrity. Get to the Study Skills Website here.
Federation University support staff aren't always around when you need them like 9.30 pm on Sunday night, so Studiosity is there to provide 24/7 online tutoring. FInd out more about Studiosity from this page.
You can find downloadable help sheets from the Study Skills Website on a range of topics from assignment preparation to researching to referencing from this handy page. It's so good, you should probably book mark it.
Once you have enrolled, it is important to apply for a Federation University Student ID Card online using CaptureMe
Your IT account will be active within 24 hours. Information about logging in can be found on the IT help page.
To borrow Federation University library's on-campus resources in person, e.g. books and multi-media, your Student ID card is also your library card. You can borrow in person at the desk by presenting your Student ID card, or scan the Student ID card and books through the self-checkout machine.
To access Federation University library's online resources, e.g., email, Moodle, My Student Centre, journal articles, databases or eBooks, enter your username (student ID number) and current password. You can use Password Self-Service to change your password anytime. Contact us or the ITS Service Desk Portal with password issues.
When requesting books and DVDs you will need to enter your username (student ID number) and current password. You may also elect to have items posted to you. More information can be found in the Borrowing tabs of this guide.
Click on each drop down for an explanation
Each campus library has slightly different opening hours during teaching periods and break periods during the year, but you can find today's opening hours, and upcoming hours on the library homepage by clicking on the 'more hours' link.
The library provides a number of different avenues for tutorials and information on how to use the library's resources.
To request books and other physical items from other campus libraries, refer to the 'Borrowing' section in this guide for step-by-step instructions.
Request electronic copies of journal articles or book chapters of books in eReadings or closed access collections.
Read more about how to make requests and any conditions of making a request at the following link.
Remember, you can always ask for help from a librarian using the chat pop-out at the side of this guide