Reports and statistics


Deakin Library 2021 Annual Review

Our 2021 Annual Review provides a snapshot of some of the projects, services and innovations the Library delivered in 2021, celebrating our achievements against the backdrop of the ongoing pandemic. From managing the impact of COVID lockdowns on our library spaces and community, to exciting new developments like the Open Educational Resources grant program, it’s a great reflection of the breadth of library expertise and innovation.

Read the 2021 Annual Review (PDF, 6.6MB)


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 1,100,000 resources:

  • 844,512 e-books
  • 208,749 e-journals
  • 598 online databases
  • 73,693 streaming audio
  • 144,614 streaming video
  • 111,575 records in Deakin Research Online
  • 28,751 Open Access records in Deakin Research Online

Physical Collections of over 805,000 resources:

  • 682,888 books
  • 1,410 print journals
  • 99,871 items in special collections
  • 16,694 DVDs and videos
  • Extensive microform collection

Information valid at the end of December 2020.

Facilities available at our libraries

  • More than 2,950 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 until end of December 2020

The physical collection was inaccessible for much of 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Over 5.2 million electronic articles were accessed
  • Over 6.7 million electronic book chapters were used
  • 40,428 items were borrowed, including 13,632 items checked out using the self-checkout units
  • 20,459 enquiries were received
  • 4,512 items were used within the campus libraries
  • 17,919 participants in digital literacy programs
  • 12,519 items were dispatched to online students
  • 11,563 items were loaned across campuses and to other libraries
  • 101,802 new titles were added to the collections.