Library is open for winter school

Find a quiet place and the resources to study at the Library which is open during the mid-year break (22 June-21 July).

All campus libraries (except Sunshine Library closed 29 June - 14 July) will be open on weekdays, and some campus libraries will be open weekends, for winter school.

Extended hours at City Queen Library 

From 24 June - 19 July, City Queen Library will be open from 8am-9pm on Monday-Friday and 12pm-5pm on Saturday.

Check library opening hours.

Study resources

Find your quiet spot in the library, or book a study room for group study or a PC to access our online resources.

On the library homepage, you can use the Library search box to search and find:

  • books to borrow – you may borrow as many print books as you need
  • e-books to read entirely online, or download to your PC or mobile device
  • journal articles 
  • videos

You can also use the link A-Z databases (external link) to access over 300 databases.

Getting help

For advice and help to find and use resources, you can choose the following services:

Online Library guides

There are various Library Guides to suit your needs: 

  • Library course and unit guides provide library resources for a specific course or unit. 
  • How to Guides explain common library tasks: finding resources, using e-books, evaluating information, and conducting a literature review.
  • Referencing Guides explain how to reference, or list, the resources used in assignments.

VU EasyRef

VU EasyRef (external link) is an easy-to-use interactive referencing tool accessible on mobile for referencing support when you need it. Watch short video on how to access and use VU EasyRef. 


Chat, part of the 'Ask a Librarian' service, is online assistance available:

  • via the Library website
  • within VU Collaborate.

Library service desk 

Service desk staff can assist with:

  • computing and printing facilities
  • setting up MyVU access
  • student email and other essential online tools
  • accessing the library’s range of online resources.

Study focused

To stay focused and achieve your study goal, you can get some tips from which is a database of video courses for work and study skills:

  • staying focused – short video from the course Overcoming procrastination
  • improving your focus
  • study skills: reading techniques, note taking, improving memory and creating a study plan
  • time management for students
  • goal setting: successful habits – why goal setting works, establishing your goal setting list
  • yoga and stretching at your desk; productive meditation; mindfulness

For free access to, search the A-Z databases for (external link) and use MyVU login to connect to If you need assistance, ask Library service desk staff.

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