Library statistics

What you can access and borrow

The Library has an extensive collection of resources to support the University's teaching, learning and research activities, including:

  • 1.15 million books
  • 464,536 e-books 
  • 147,418 e-journals 
  • 391 online databases
  • 167,344 online videos/audio
  • 73,693 streaming audio
  • 93,651 streaming video
  • 11 million plus images
  • 14,605 Deakin research publications
  • 5,122 print journals
  • 90,466 items in special collections
  • 23,324 DVDs and videos

Information valid at the end of June 2016.

Facilities available at our libraries

  • Nearly 2,913 study seats available in a variety of styles including zoned study spaces, group study areas, quiet study areas and casual seating zones
  • Computers and group tutorial spaces
  • Laptops, e-readers, and recording devices can be borrowed from selected libraries
  • A saturated wireless network so you can use your own laptop or device.

How our services and facilities were used in 2015

In 2015 the Library saw significant increases in use of electronic articles and visitors to the Library.

  • 5.25 million electronic articles were accessed
  • 2,939,048 electronic books or book chapters were used
  • 213,058 items were borrowed, including 104,196 items checked out using the self-checkout units 
  • 2.29 million people visited the library 
  • 106,426 enquiries were received
  • 63,091 items were used within the campus libraries
  • 22,659 participants in digital literacy programs 
  • 17,047 items were dispatched to online students
  • 42,868 items were loaned across campuses and to other libraries
  • 123,612 new titles were added to the collections.
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