Know what is available for you at the Library

As we like to say, there's more to the Library than just books. Here, one of our learning skills advisers, Lenise Prater, lists what's available for you that may just help make uni life easier.

Settling into uni life isn’t only about understanding lectures and assignments. A lot of students face financial pressure at uni which affects their studies. The Library provides many opportunities to learn from experts and use a range of facilities and collection resources to help ease the pressure.

  • Expert advice. Learning skills advisers and librarians offer drop-in sessions at every library on the different campuses - you can find the hours here. They can help you with note-taking, essay-writing, citing and referencing, and more. English Connect through Peer Support (co-located in the libraries) can also help with your grammar -- something many students struggle with. Find out more
  • You can attend a range of classes, including discipline-specific tutorials that will help you get through your work more efficiently. Check out upcoming classes here.
  • Study space with computers. There are a range of study spaces at different campuses - quiet spaces, discussion rooms, big discussion spaces. There are computers available too, so if you’re having computer trouble you can use the ones at the Library.
  • TV shows and movies. We have a range of streamed and DVD films that you can check out at Matheson, Peninsula and Caulfield libraries.
  • Audiobooks. Got a long commute? There’s a range of audiobooks (physical CDs and online) to make the most of your time spent travelling.
  • Fiction. Want some leisurely reading for a break from your study? Our collection includes crime novels, Young Adult fiction, picture books, and graphic novels.
  • Music. A search of the Library catalogue will get you a range of music available online, on CD, and on vinyl. (There’s also a listening room at Matheson Library. Ask at the info desk to borrow noise cancelling headphones.)
Ask staff at the Library if you’re having trouble finding the resources you need. 

If you have serious financial issues, Monash has financial assistance available that might work for you.
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