Library

Deakin Library is the heart of the University. Our huge range of resources, and guidance from our expert library staff, will set you on the path to success. With extended hours, bookable computers and a broad selection of study spaces, each Deakin Library offers the ideal place to focus on your studies.

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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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

Publication typeNumber
Books and ebooks1.34 million
e-journals161,494
Online videos84,640
DVDs and videos21,456
Items in special collections95,254
Print journals3543

Facilities available

  • 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 wi-fi throughout
  • IT support
  • Assistive technology and wheelchair access
  • Bookable study rooms
  • Bookable audiovisual rooms (with data projectors, videoconferencing, computers and shareable monitors)*
* Facilities may vary by campus

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 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
  • 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

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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

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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

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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

Cloud Campus

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OnlineRead contact hours +61 3 9244 6200

Extra facilities at Cloud Campus

  • Extended loan times
  • Home delivery services for domestic and overseas cloud students

Visit our Cloud Campus library online

Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library

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Level 1, Building ADRead opening hours +61 3 9244 6200

Extra facilities at Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library

  • Reading room, with access to thousands of items of specialised research material, and rare items
  • Exhibition space with travelling exhibits throughout the year

Visit our Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library online

24/7 library chat

Need help using your library? Get answers and assistance from expert library staff through our 24/7 online chat service, available via the library homepage