Footscray Nicholson library

Connect with the library online for resources, services, training and support. Library staff are available online to assist you with your studies.

Watch our short Welcome to VU Library video about free access to online resources and services.

Use this checklist for library support throughout your studies.

Access your online library

Access the range of library resources and services available:

When off-campus, you need to log in with your MyVU username and password to view full-text items when:

Ask for assistance

For help with finding library resources and services, visit the Library website:

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:

Read e-books

Find the latest e-books on our virtual bookshelf. Read e-books online or, to read an e-book offline (no internet access required), you first need to download the e-book via a secure internet connection.

Depending on the e-book provider, you can simply download PDF chapters, or in some cases download the whole book using Adobe Digital Editions (free software). View instructions and short videos on how to 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, or 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.

Attend the online workshop Getting started with Academic Integrity on 21 October or 16 November to start working through the first module with the help of a librarian. 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:

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.