Library services, reports & plans

Victoria University (VU) Library provides advisory services, study spaces and information resources vital to the learning, teaching and research needs of the students and staff of Victoria University.

A large proportion of the Library's information resources are available in digital form and can be accessed online by all students and staff, regardless of location.

On this page you can download our plan, annual report and client survey.


Our plan, report & survey


The Victoria University Library Plan addresses the key strategic drivers outlined in Victoria University's Strategic Plan 2022-2028: Start well, finish brilliantly.

Annual report 

Download the 2022 Library annual report (PDF, 30 MB).

Client survey

The 2022 Library performance survey (PDF, 220 KB) is part of our quality and planning processes.

VU Library services

The University Library provides facilities and services that include:

  • access to extensive and high quality electronic and print information resources to support learning, teaching and research
  • access to additional collections at other Australian universities and Victorian TAFE libraries
  • document request services for staff and higher degree research students
  • open access repository for University research publications and theses
  • management of the University Art Collection
  • high-quality student computing and printing services with internet access and wireless connectivity
  • flexible learning spaces for individual quiet study, group work and social learning.

Help and support available at the Library include:

  • knowledgeable and accurate assistance: in person, via web, live chat, email and phone
  • research skills development and training for independent learning
  • support and training for researchers and research students
  • repository service for research reporting purposes and support for University digital publishing
  • copyright training, guidance and support
  • selected services for members of the general community.

Contact the Library if you have a question or would like to provide feedback.

Collection development

The Collection Development Policy guides and informs Library staff on the development and management of the Library collection, and further informs Victoria University staff and students, and the broader community of the Library resource acquisition aims.

The Victoria University Library is responsible for the provision of convenient access to learning resources such as published, printed materials, electronic publications and other media formats through delivering and maintaining a library collection.

The Policy establishes the principles and guidelines to develop and manage the collection that supports the University’s teaching, learning and research programs, and help provide an exceptional user experience. The Library develops this collection by embracing new and emerging digital trends and technologies and in compliance with TEQSA guidance notes removes barriers of access that might arise for the student.

Download the complete text of the Library's Collection Development Guidelines (PDF, 437 KB).

Library contacts

Jennifer Murphy
Library Information Resources & Digital Services 
+61 3 9919 9147
[email protected]

Cameron Barrie
Library Education & Research Services
+61 3 9919 4620
[email protected]