Access the library online for resources, services, training and support. Check library opening hours for access to campus libraries including the new City library.
Online assistance is available from library staff via LibChat and from experienced VU students via PeerChat. Chat online for help with finding resources, navigating the Library catalogue, managing My Library, and accessing our services. Check Library hours for LibChat and PeerChat availability and opening hours of campus libraries.
Access your online library
Watch our short Welcome to VU Library video about free access to online resources and services available:
When off-campus, you need to log in with your MyVU username and password to view full-text items when:
- searching across our range of resources with Library search
- accessing individual databases
- accessing individual eJournals.
Ask the Library
Access 'Ask the Library' on the Library website to:
- chat online with library staff via LibChat or request face-to-face assistance via Zoom
- chat online with experienced VU students via PeerChat
- read frequently asked questions (FAQs) for answers to library questions anytime.
You can also email your queries to [email protected].
To find resources for assignments and referencing, get librarian help at Library online drop-ins.
Use library resources
While most of your essential learning materials will be embedded in the unit space on VU Collaborate, you might also find the resources below helpful in your studies.
Access Library Guides
If you are new to the library, see Library Guide VU Library Start to find the library service or resource you require for being successful at university.
Bookmark Library Guides for easy access to course and unit guides as well as ‘how to’ guides for step-by-step instructions and short videos for help with:
Find the latest e-books on our virtual bookshelf. Read e-books online or download book chapters for offline readings. Refer to our E-books Guide for instructions on how to find, read online, and download e-books.
Get VU EasyRef
VU EasyRef is an easy-to-use interactive referencing tool, accessible on desktop and mobile, for referencing support when you need it. VU EasyRef contains examples on how to reference using all the referencing styles used at VU.
Download the Victoria University App on your smartphone, and watch a short video on how to access and use VU EasyRef.
Complete online training
Get the Academic Integrity Certificate
As you access and use online resources for your study, it is important to understand the Academic Integrity values of respect, honesty, fairness and responsibility. Link through to the Library Guide Academic Integrity at VU to learn about the five Academic Integrity modules in VU Collaborate and VU's Academic Integrity Policy.
Join online session The Language of Academic Integrity to become familiar with Academic Integrity terms and concepts, and work on the first Academic Integrity module.
Complete the five modules and associated quizzes to get your certificate - see the Academic Integrity Student Guide for instructions.
Develop study & career skills
See library online training to develop research and referencing skills, and further skills for future work or study.
Create a LinkedIn Learning account
You have free access to LinkedIn Learning – over 16,000 expert-led, online courses and video tutorials to develop business, technology and creative skills for your study and career.
Create your LinkedIn Learning account:
- within VU Collaborate at the point of clicking on your course resources
- via the library’s A-Z Databases: LinkedIn Learning.
Your LinkedIn Learning account is for accessing video content and is not a personal LinkedIn profile. Once you have created a LinkedIn Learning account, you can download videos for offline viewing – see taking a course on mobile.