Library statistics

What you can access and borrow

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

Online Collections of over 970,000 resources:

  • 636,845 e-books
  • 201,666 e-journals
  • 577 online databases
  • 73,693 streaming audio
  • 116,828 streaming video
  • 96,424 records in Deakin Research Online
  • 18,003 Open Access records in Deakin Research Online

Physical Collections of over 815,000 resources:

  • 694,960 books
  • 2,885 print journals
  • 97,247 items in special collections
  • 17,854 DVDs and videos
  • Extensive microform collection

Information valid at the end of December 2018.

Facilities available at our libraries

  • More than 3,250 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
  • 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 2018

In 2018 the Library saw significant increases in use of electronic articles and visitors to the Library.

  • Over 5.4 million electronic articles were accessed
  • Over 10.3 million electronic book chapters were used
  • 135,169 items were borrowed, including 62,582 items checked out using the self-checkout units
  • 2.52 million people visited the library
  • 86,562 enquiries were received
  • 39,640 items were used within the campus libraries
  • 17,993 participants in digital literacy programs
  • 11,739 items were dispatched to online students
  • 24,110 items were loaned across campuses and to other libraries
  • 108,127 new titles were added to the collections.