Warrnambool Campus: self-guided tour

Explore your library on this self-guided QR code tour. You’ll discover the library’s range of services, collections and facilities to help you get the most out of your Deakin study experience.

How do I use it?

  • The maps below will show you where to find each location on the tour.
  • You will find a unique QR code at each point on the map, which leads to information about the featured service or location.
  • Some tour locations include links to more information – these will navigate away from the tour content, but you can go back or scan the QR code again to keep exploring.
  • After you’ve read the relevant information, the ‘Want to continue your self-guided tour?’ link will take you back to the map of locations.

Maps (click to enlarge)

Locations

1. Service Desk and return chute

This is one of the most important places in the library!

Our friendly library staff are available during staffed hours to assist with finding and using our information and study resources, spaces, and facilities.

You can also Contact us via phone and chat after hours or submit an online or email enquiry.

You can post your borrowed books in the internal return chute next to the Service Desk.

After hours, books can be deposited in the wall mounted returns box, located to the left of the external foyer doors, north side.

Library staff will check items off your library record during staffed hours.

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2. Digital Services Help Desk

Every weekday morning Digital Services Help Desk staff are available by appointment here. You can make an appointment using the IT appointment booking system.

Help is also available via phone or chat from 8am–8pm weekdays and 11am–5pm weekends.

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3. Self-checkout and Click and Collect

You can check out your print books on this machine. Scan the barcode on your Deakin card, then place each item on the pad. Due dates will display on screen, and there’s the option to email or print a receipt.

You can also download our Deakin Borrow app, to scan and check out library items right from the shelf, manage or renew your loans, and view the status of your requests.

Students can also borrow books that are located at all Deakin libraries and pick them from this hold shelf. Search the library catalogue and if an item you want is at another campus, or on loan, you can request it. Choose ‘Click and Collect’ to pick it up here, or ‘Postal Delivery’ if you are eligible for delivery. This usually takes a couple of days if the book is available. We’ll email you when the book arrives and hold it for you for five days. You can also login to your library account at any time to check on the status of your requests.

Discover the best ways to borrow and manage library items

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4. Open collaborative spaces

This is one of the many places for individual study or group work. There are also spaces around the perimeter of the book collection on this level and downstairs on Level 1. Plug in your laptop to recharge while you’re working. Bookable group study rooms are also available on Level 1.

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5. Book collection

The book collection is located on Level 2, with the journal collection on Level 1.

Our collections are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal System order, just like school or public libraries. This means that books on the same topic are located together. Search the library catalogue to find the call number for a specific item or area of interest. Our collection is mapped, so if you find a book you need, click on the locator marker within the book’s record and a pop-up will show you a map of where the item is shelved in the collection.

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6. B2.35 Library Computer Lab

This space has desktop computers available as well as desks with charging capacity. It is sometimes used for classes – we’ll put a sign on the door to let you know when a class is scheduled. At all other times, you’re welcome to use this space.

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7. Reading Nook

This is a collection of books for reading when you want to relax – there's a Reading Nook in every campus library. As with all our collections, if an item you want to read is located at another campus, place a request.

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8. Multifunction devices (printers and photocopiers)

There’s a multifunction printer on Levels 1 and 2 which offers colour or black and white copies. On-campus printing is now free for students!

Download Papercut Print Client software to your laptop, (or use a Deakin workstation) to send a print job to Deakin’s print queue in the cloud. Within two hours, release the job by swiping your Deakin card, (or key in your Deakin username and password) at any printer on campus.

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9. CRC Collection

This separate collection is mainly for Education students, although staff and students who have children also borrow from here. The collection contains picture storybooks, junior fiction, primary and secondary level resources, and curriculum planning materials that can be used in the classroom.

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10. Adaptive technology room

For Library users who are registered with the Disability Resource Centre, this room includes screen reader and speech recognition software.

Learn more about the technology available and support for students with disabilities.

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11. Group study rooms

Group study rooms are located on Level 1 only and are available to groups of two or more Deakin University students or staff. Rooms can be booked in one hour blocks up to a maximum of four hours per person, per day. Click on the Book-A-Space button on the library homepage to view availability up to a week in advance.

Select your campus, and available timeslots will display in green on the booking grid. Hover the cursor over the ‘i’ information symbol for each room listed to view its equipment, facilities, and capacity, prior to making your booking. Bookings will be confirmed via your Deakin email. Room bookings will be cancelled if you are more than 15 minutes late.

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12. Journal collection

Journals are also known as periodicals, serials, or magazines.
Most journals are available online, which are indexed on databases, making it much easier to locate articles for your assessment tasks.

We hold a small print journal collection here of titles that are not available online.

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13. No discussion area

In the past, it was usual that entire libraries were quiet spaces and librarians ‘hushed’ if someone talked. Libraries are now collaborative spaces where users are permitted to speak in moderate voices – but if you’re looking for a quiet study spot we have this ‘no discussion/mobile phone free’ area available. Library staff will monitor noise levels if requested.

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