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Library: Open 24 hours on weekdays

Check out the Library opening hours for weekends and weekdays.

All VU students, staff and alumni are welcome to visit the Library to access:

  • computing and printing facilities
  • study spaces
  • a range of online resources
  • assistance from library staff.

Visit a Library service desk or call +61 3 9919 4266 for help. You can also chat with a librarian online and get assistance with finding, accessing and using library resources and services.

During HE semester (23 July - 16 November)

Weekends

Throughout HE semester the City Flinders and Footscray Park libraries are open on weekends from 10am to 10pm.

Other campus libraries (City Queen library, St Albans library and Werribee library) are also open at different times during HE semester.

Weekdays

From 23 July to 9 September, City Flinders and Footscray Park libraries are open on weekdays from 8am to 10pm. Other campus libraries are also open at different times.

24-hour library weekday access

From 10 September to 16 November, City Flinders and Footscray Park libraries will remain open 24 hours a day from Monday 8am until Friday midnight.

From 8am to midnight you can access library staff and all services.

From midnight to 8am you will only have access to:

  • PCs
  • study spaces
  • self-services
  • eResources.

Please note: as the extended hours are available only to VU students, staff and alumni, please bring your ID card or proof of enrolment.

Mid-semester break & public holidays

Mid-semester break

City Flinders and Footscray Park libraries are open 24 hours a day during mid-semester break (24 – 28 September 2018).

Library staff and all services will be available at the following times:

  • from 8am to 9pm at City Flinders library (except Friday 28 September public holiday)
  • from 8am to 10pm at Footscray Park library (except Friday 28 September public holiday).

Student assistants will offer help and advice (service desk is not operating), and all other services will be open at these times:

Only PCs, study spaces, self-services and eResources will be available from midnight to 8am.

Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final holiday (28 September)

City Flinders and Footscray Park libraries are open 24 hours on the AFL Grand Final holiday for access to:

  • library staff and services from 10am - 5pm
  • PCs, study spaces, self-services and eResources only before 10am and after 5pm until midnight.

Please note: only VU students, staff or alumni can use the library before 10am and after 5pm until midnight on AFL Grand Final holiday. VU student, staff or alumni ID card is required.

Melbourne Cup Day (6 November)

City Flinders and Footscray Park libraries are open 24 hours on Melbourne Cup Day for access to:

  • library staff and services from 10am - 5pm
  • PCs, study spaces, self-services and eResources only before 10am and after 5pm.

Please note: only VU students, staff or alumni can use the library before 10am and after 5pm on Melbourne Cup Day. VU student, staff or alumni ID card is required.

Safety & security

Security guards are on duty during the extended hours (midnight - 8am). You can ask a security guard to escort you to the Footscray Park car park or UniLodge when you leave.

You can also use the free evening shuttle buses (weekdays only) connecting the Footscray and St Albans campuses to their nearest train stations. Safety, security and support services are available on VU Safe mobile app.

All campus library hours

Opening hours for each campus library are available on the Library opening hours page.

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