Library

Deakin's library is the heart of the university. Each campus has a huge range of titles to help you with your assignments, bookable study rooms and friendly staff who are bursting with knowledge.

Anyone can use our free libraries

The libraries at our Deakin campuses are open to everyone. If you live nearby (or you're just passing through) feel free to join – there's no charge for membership.

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Get to know our library

Whether you're studying forensic science, teaching dance or you're a member of the public with an interest in mechatronics engineering, we've got what you need.

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Getting started at Deakin University Library

Welcome to Deakin University Library. Learn about the kinds of support services and resources our students can access across our campuses.

Deakin University Library in numbers

1.75 million

Books and ebooks

87,728

e-journals

65,128

Online videos

24,157

DVDs and videos

85,943

Items in special collections

6,188

Print journals

Facilities at campus libraries

  • Open seven days a week during Trimesters 1 and 2*
  • Photocopying, printing^ and scanning
  • Learning spaces for both private and collaborative study and research
  • Informal lounges
  • Free WiFi throughout
  • IT support^
  • Assistive technology and wheelchair access^
  • Video recorder and digital camera loans**^
  • Bookable study rooms^
  • Bookable audiovisual rooms (with data projectors, videoconferencing, computers and shareable monitors)^
* Warrnambool Campus library closed on weekends during Trimester 3 and university holidays. The Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library is closed on weekends.
** Not available at all campuses
^ Available to students only

Services for students with a disability

Students with a disability are given longer loan periods on library items, as well as access to specialised equipment. There's also a range of assistive technology available at our campus libraries that you can book in advance.

Find out more about library services for students with a disability

Where to find our campus libraries

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Find us Opening hours Contact us
Building V Read opening hours+61 3 9244 6200

Extra facilities at Burwood Campus

  • 16 study rooms and 10 study booths that can be booked
  • Laptops for hire
  • A 'scholar’s room' for academics needing quiet research
  • Librarians that specialise in research 
  • A braille printer 
  • A cafe

Visit our Burwood Campus library online

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Find us Opening hours Contact us
Building JC Read opening hours +61 3 9244 6200

Extra facilities at Waurn Ponds Campus

  • 24/7 access for Deakin staff and students to learning spaces
  • 14 bookable study rooms 
  • Research librarians
  • A cafe
  • Lockers
  • Award-winning architectural design

Visit our Waurn Ponds Campus library online

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Find us Opening hours Contact us
Waterfront Library
John Hay building
Read opening hours +61 3 9244 6200
Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library
Sally Walker building
Read opening hours +61 3 9244 6200

Extra facilities at Waterfront Campus

  • Eight bookable study rooms
  • Extended access for Deakin Card holders
  • A cafe
  • The Verge (high-resolution touchscreens)

Visit our Waterfront Campus library online

Warrnambool Campus

Find us Opening hours Contact us
Building B Read opening hours +61 3 9244 6200

Extra facilities at Warrnambool Campus

  • Three bookable study rooms for meetings, study sessions and presentations

Visit our Warrnambool Campus library online