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:

  • 738,799 e-books
  • 206,770 e-journals
  • 593 online databases
  • 73,693 streaming audio
  • 129,495 streaming video
  • 102,243 records in Deakin Research Online
  • 24,069 Open Access records in Deakin Research Online

Physical Collections of over 815,000 resources:

  • 687,800 books
  • 3,434 print journals
  • 99,179 items in special collections
  • 16,875 DVDs and videos
  • Extensive microform collection

Information valid at the end of December 2019.

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 2019

In 2019 the Library saw significant increases in use of electronic articles and visitors to the Library.

  • Over 5.3 million electronic articles were accessed
  • Over 13.2 million electronic book chapters were used
  • 111,072 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
  • 31,078 items were used within the campus libraries
  • 19,878 participants in digital literacy programs
  • 14,917 items were dispatched to online students
  • 23,777 items were loaned across campuses and to other libraries
  • 83,325 new titles were added to the collections.