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 1,100,000 resources:

  • 867,976 e-books
  • 205,322 e-journals
  • 598 online databases
  • 73,693 streaming audio
  • 136,245 streaming video
  • 106,246 records in Deakin Research Online
  • 25,928 Open Access records in Deakin Research Online

Physical Collections of over 805,000 resources:

  • 684,994 books
  • 3,442 print journals
  • 99,728 items in special collections
  • 16,775 DVDs and videos
  • Extensive microform collection

Information valid at the end of June 2020.

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 until end of June 2020

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

  • Over 2.5 million electronic articles were accessed
  • Over 3.2 million electronic book chapters were used
  • 22,363 items were borrowed, including 9,891 items checked out using the self-checkout units
  • 16,346 enquiries were received
  • 4,208 items were used within the campus libraries
  • 10,065 participants in digital literacy programs
  • 4,983 items were dispatched to online students
  • 5,023 items were loaned across campuses and to other libraries
  • 10,4078 new titles were added to the collections.