Geelong Waterfront 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 map 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.

Map (click to enlarge)

Locations

1. Service Desk and return chute

The Library Service Desk is where you will find Library staff who are always happy to assist, whatever your inquiry! If we are not present at the Service Desk when you need help, please press the orange button and staff will attend to you (during Library staffed hours).

Behind the Service Desk you will find the Return Chute. When you have finished with your library items, you can return them here (even if you have not checked out the item to your library record).

This is the internal return chute. Simply place one book at a time on the book sorter, and the machine will take the item off your library record. It is like magic! Just be sure to only add one item at a time onto the return chute rollers.

We also have an external return chute at the Gheringhap St entrance on Level 2. This return chute can be used any time of the day or night.

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2. Click and Collect

Our Library Click and Collect service is a great way to ensure the book you need will be held for you (subject to availability of course)!

Once you have searched for and found the item you need in the library catalogue, you can then click on the ‘Request it’ button to place a hold on that item.

If you wish to pick your item up at the Waterfront campus library, select ‘Click and Collect Waterfront Geelong’.

You will receive an email notification when your item is ready. This hold shelf is where you will find the held item, under the first letter of your last name. You must still check the item out before you take it from the library. The item will stay on this shelf for up to five days. If not picked up within that time, the item will go to the next person in the queue, or back onto the library shelves.

3. The Verge

The Verge is a digital display gallery that showcases library resources, services, collections and events.

The screens are updated regularly and present a range of engaging content. It is always worth stopping to take a look at the latest content when you are in the library!

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4. Self-checkout

This is our self-checkout machine. You can use your library card to loan books by following the instructions on the screen.

5. Ngarrwa (training room)

Ngarrwa is our library training room. Occasionally the doors will be closed while training and classes take place in here. Most of the time these doors will be open, which means you are welcome to come in and use the desks and computers just like any other workspace.

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6. Multifunction devices (printers and photocopiers)

Within the library we have two Multifunction Devices (MFDs) and there are many others located across the campus.

These allow you to print, copy or scan to email using your Deakin Card. On-campus printing is now free for students!

The great thing about the printing network is that once you have sent your job to print, you can swipe your Deakin Card at any MFD on campus and collect your print job at that particular machine.

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7. Reading Nook

Would you like to access some light reading, away from the textbooks? This collection is called the Reading Nook, and here you will find books for fictional and recreational reading. We also have a wider variety of Reading Nook books held at our other campus library’s which you can request.

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8. Business hub

Here at the Waterfront Campus our collection has been organised into specific subject areas. This makes it easy to find information specific to your subject area!

This is the Business collection. It contains print items and journals, including prescribed textbooks.

If our catalogue says that an item is located in ‘WATERFT BUSINESS’, you can find it here.

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9. Art and Architecture hub

Here at the Waterfront our collection has been organised into specific subject areas. This makes it easy to find information specific to your subject area!

This is the Art and Architecture collection. It is the largest part of our print collection at Waterfront. As well as finding technical information, you will be able to browse some great image-based material.

If our catalogue says that an item is located in ‘WATERFT ART&ARCH’, you can find it here.

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10. Quiet study areas

Need a quiet spot to study? You may notice some of these quiet study signs. Along this back wall and through this passage, we have a quiet study area. We ask people occupying these spaces keep sound to a minimum, to maintain a quiet space for those who prefer it.

11. English Language Resource Collection

This is the English Language Resource Collection.

These items are for students who are studying English as a second language. Items in this area can be used in the Library and selected items are available to borrow.

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12. Law hub

Here at the Waterfront our collection has been organised into specific subject areas. This makes it easy to find information specific to your subject area!

This is the Law collection. It is organised differently to the other hubs we have, with a classification system called Moys.

Items are primarily arranged by jurisdiction.

If our catalogue says that an item is located in ‘WATERFT LAW’, you can find it here.

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13. General hub

Here at the Waterfront our collection has been organised into specific subject areas. This makes it easy to find information specific to your subject area!

This is the General collection. All items not specific to the other subject areas are kept in this hub.

If our catalogue says that an item is located in ‘WATERFT’, you can find it here.

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14. Health hub

Here at the Waterfront our collection has been organised into specific subject areas. This makes it easy to find information specific to your subject area!

This is the Health collection. It contains print items and kits.

If our catalogue says that an item is located in ‘WATERFT HEALTH’, you can find it here.

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