3 ways to survive a "library-less" Easter break

Getting anxious about your research or essay writing during the five days when the campus libraries are closed over Easter? Chill. You can plan ahead and get some serious work done. 

We know you like to be deep in study mode in the welcoming spaces of the Library, amidst the scent of books, the relative quiet, the convenience of free internet access and the expertise of staff on hand.

From 3-7 April, the whole University is closed. That means all campus services and facilities are also closed, not just the libraries.

If you really want to work rather than take a break, here are three ways to survive the five days of Easter shutdown:

1. Borrow items well ahead of the break

Why don't you do that today or tomorrow? If you request items at this time it would be too late so you are better off retrieving them yourself.

2. Go online!

While the campuses are closed, Monash’s IT systems remain fully operational on these closedown days so you will be able to access library resources online. Ebooks, databases, electronic journals, online tutorials, library guides, Lectures online – they’re available anytime and anywhere you have internet access.

3. If you need a physical study space, try the public libraries on Easter Tuesday

Easter Tuesday is a University holiday, unlike a number of the declared public holidays, including Labour Day, Queens Birthday and Cup Day. If you have nowhere else to study, the public libraries resume normal opening hours on Easter Tuesday so go for it.

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