Library

Research study spaces

The Research Student Lounge and Research Room are located at Footscray Park and Werribee campus libraries for the use of all VU research students including PhD, Professional Doctorate (including DBA and Doctor of Education), Masters by Research students and honours students.

Students located at any campus can make use of either of these rooms.

These research student spaces have a mix of study spaces, informal areas and a range of facilities.  Entry is via access fob (electronic key) during library service hours.

Footscray Park Research Student Lounge

The Research Student Lounge is located on level 4 of the Footscray Park Library, room P416.

Facilities and services

  • Research Ambassadors providing peer-to-peer research support 
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Storage lockers. Keys are available for loan from the Library Service Desk on level 2 for a period of three months and can normally be renewed subject to demand. A $10.00 fee applies for a lost key.
  • 15 PCs connected to the VU network.
  • Power points for laptops and other devices
  • WiFi access

Please note this is not a quiet study space. Entry is by access fob during the Footscray Park Library service hours.

St Albans Research Rooms

There are two Research Study Rooms located in the St Albans library, rooms 7201e and 7201f.

Facilities and services

  • 12 study carrels containing a single workspace, storage locker and a pc connected to the VU network.
  • Keys for the rooms are issued at the Service Desk for a period of 1 day, and a $10.00 fee will apply for a lost key.
  • PCs connected to multi-function copy/print/scan devices in the Library photocopy area – standard charges apply.

Werribee Research Room

The Research Room is located in the Werribee Library, room 1A113.

Facilities and services

  • Contains a single workspace, storage locker with 6 PCs connected to the VU network.
  • Keys for the locker are issued at the Service Desk for a period of 1 month, and a $10.00 fee will apply for a lost key. During periods of high demand, renewals may be limited and priority will be given to PhD students who are in the final stages of writing up a thesis.
  • PCs are connected to multi-function copy/print/scan devices in the Library photocopy area – standard charges apply.

Entry is by access fob during the Werribee Library service hours.

Applying for access fob

Important

  • Fob access is to Library research facilities only.
  • You are responsible for the access fob that is issued to you, and it is not transferable.
  • The Library must be notified immediately in the event of loss or damage; a $25.00 fee applies for a lost access fob.
  • You are required to return the access fob to the Library when you complete your course.

Research students can apply for an access fob (electronic key) by completing a Fob Access form and delivering it to the Library Service Desk on level 2 of Footscray Park Library or the Werribee Library Service Desk, or email a scanned copy of the form to fobrequests.library@vu.edu.au.

Forms

  • Forms are available from the Footscray Park and Werribee Library Service Desks or can be requested by sending an email to fobrequests.library@vu.edu.au.
  • The Library authorizes this form, so you do not need to get it signed by your Head of School.
  • Please print your name, student ID number and email address clearly on the form.
  • Fob access is valid for one year only (until 30 April of the following year). An application to renew fob access is required upon expiry.
  • Applications may take up to 14 days to be processed.

Collecting your access fob

Fourteen days after submission of the application form, please check at the Security Office (E101) at Footscray Park Campus or Security in Building 3 at the Werribee Campus to see if your access fob is ready to be collected. If the access fob is not collected within a month, the application is cancelled and the fob is no longer available.

For queries about fob collection, email fobrequests.library@vu.edu.au.