Waurn Ponds 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

This is the service area of the library. During library staffed hours you will find friendly and helpful staff ready to answer your questions and assist you with finding material to support your studies.

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2. Computer lab

This area of the library is equipped with both PCs and Macs, which you can access using your Deakin credentials. Computers in the library have all the Digital Services software on them, including Microsoft Office programs.

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3. Self-checkout and Click and Collect

You can save time by using this self-checkout unit to do your own borrowing. This unit can be used for renewing items too. You can also download the Deakin Borrow app to borrow items on your phone.

Next to the self-checkout is our hold shelf, where you can pick up items you have requested.

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 Waurn Ponds campus library, select ‘Click and Collect Waurn Ponds 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.

4. Lockers

You can rent a locker while you are using the library. You will need a $2 coin, which will be returned to you at the end of your locker use. Lockers 29-40 contain power points for re-charging, etc.

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5. CRC Collection

The CRC collection is aimed at supporting Education students, but anyone can borrow from this collection of books, games and activities for children and youths.

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6. Group study rooms

Group study rooms are located on all three levels. Book a room from the library website to collaborate on your studies and assessments. You will find a list of available group room technologies on the booking website.

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7. Collection 0-600

On Level 2, you will find part of our physical book collection, comprising books between 0 and 599: computer science, philosophy and psychology, religion, social sciences, language and science. More books can be found on Level 3.

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8. Book staircase

The staircase is made up of real books that we no longer require in the collection and have been glued and fixed together to make the walls of the staircase. Have you read any of these books?

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9. Medical collection

Deakin's medical collection houses many medical and health books, as well as range of interesting artefacts and models for use within the library.

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10. Law collection

Deakin’s law collection contains a variety of books on different aspects of law. This collection is catalogued using Moys, to better separate items on different jurisdictions and subject areas.

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11. Collection 600-999

Our collection on Level 3 contains books from the 600s to the 900s: technology, arts and recreations, literature, history and geography. Books are arranged in call number order, which keeps books on the same subject together. More books are located on Level 2.

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12. Reading Nook

The Reading Nook is a great space to take a break from your studies and catch up on some leisure reading. You can read and borrow any of these novels using your Deakin library account.

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13. Multifunction devices (Printers and photocopiers)

Multifunction devices are located on Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the library. Printing jobs can be accessed from any machine – just swipe your Deakin Card to copy or print. On-campus printing is now free for students!

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