Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Preston campus Library is open again on Saturdays!

The Preston campus Library is open again on Saturdays!

Come in from the cold and relax at the Preston campus Library between the hours of 11am till 4pm, starting from this Saturday (25/07/2015)
Student use computers, books to browse (and borrow) and our helpful staff will be available.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Accessing online resources is even easier!

Melbourne Polytechnic Library improves access to eResources.

While on campus students and staff accessing eBooks, online journal articles or streaming videos  will not be required to use their Library borrower number and password.

When using BYODs (Bring Your Own Devices) or when off campus you will still be required to enter your details.


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Name our new Referencing tool and win $100 cash voucher

This is a brand new referencing tool developed for and by library staff for Melbourne Polytechnic students and staff.  Clear drop down menus guide you through selecting the correct format for your resource reference whether a book, an article, web source or image
Citing correctly can be a challenge this is why we have developed this new easy to use tool.
Send your name suggestions through to
Subject line: Reference followed by your name suggestion
Competition open until the end of June; the winner will be announced on the Portals and on the library blog.
The new tool will be available from the start of second semester, the extremely popular LibGuide on Harvard referencing will be removed and replaced by a more general guide.

Did you know a cartoon was a complete work of Art?

Yep, this is a Copyright fact, if you plan on including a cartoon in your paper or lesson, make sure you know the rules.

Get permission and attribute. For more information check the links in the  Copyright LibGuide

Second Semester hours: Library


Monday – Thursday  9.00-5.00

Friday  CLOSED



Monday 8.30-6.00

Tuesday & Wednesday 8.30 – 8.00

Thursday 8.30 – 6.00

Friday 8.30 – 5.00



Monday 8.30-6.00

Tuesday & Wednesday  8.30 – 8.00

Thursday 8.30 – 6.00

Friday 8.30 – 5.00


Fairfield Level 3


Monday – Thursday 7.00 am - 9.30 pm

Friday 7.00 am – 5.00 pm

Saturday & Sunday 9.00 am – 3.30 pm



Monday 8.15-6.00

Tuesday 8.15 – 8.00

Wednesday & Thursday 8.15 – 6.00

Friday 8.15 – 1.00



Monday – Friday  8.30-5.00



Monday 8.30-6.00

Tuesday - Thursday 8.30 – 8.00

Friday 8.30 – 5.00


Saturday 11.00 - 4.00  from 25 July


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Congratulations to our Library survey winners!

Congratulations to Janette Corral and Christos Panagopoulos, the winners of our Library survey competition.

Enjoy your prize!

Thank you all who participated. The information is invaluable to the Library.

Are you reading Campus Review online?

Campus Review

For news and discussion on changes happening in the VET, TAFE and HE sector, policy direction and opinion pieces.

Contact the library for  more info

Exciting bookshop changes now happening

News: Melbourne Polytechnic students to use Co-op bookshop via online service.

Commencing second semester all Melbourne Polytechnic books will be available for purchase by students via the Co-op online Click and Collect Service.

Purchases can be sent to your home address or collected from your campus library.

No need to take up Co-op membership, but if you do buy a membership the discounts and special offers increase substantially.

Campus bookshops will continue to retail specific student kits, workbooks and stationery for second semester.