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 920,000 resources:

  • 588,707 e-books
  • 161,949 e-journals
  • 479 online databases
  • 73,693 streaming audio
  • 84,640 streaming video
  • 16,310 Deakin research publications

Physical Collections of over 870,000 resources:

  • 750,000 books
  • 3,543 print journals
  • 95,254 items in special collections
  • 21,456 DVDs and videos
  • Extensive microform collection

Information valid at the end of December 2017.

Facilities available at our libraries

  • More than 3,000 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 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 2017

In 2017 the Library saw significant increases in use of electronic articles and visitors to the Library.

  • Over 6.6 million electronic articles were accessed
  • Over 8 million electronic book chapters were used
  • 164,459 items were borrowed, including 90,593 items checked out using the self-checkout units
  • 2.37 million people visited the library
  • 109,346 enquiries were received
  • 73,866 items were used within the campus libraries
  • 18,939 participants in digital literacy programs
  • 15,121 items were dispatched to online students
  • 32,945 items were loaned across campuses and to other libraries
  • 82,348 new titles were added to the collections.