Research study spaces

The Research Student Lounge and Research Rooms are located at Footscray Park, St Albans and Werribee campus libraries.

They are available for Victoria University (VU) research students including PhD, Professional Doctorate, Masters by Research students (not coursework) and Honours students only.

Footscray Park Research Student Lounge

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

Facilities & services

The Lounge has:

  • PCs connected to the VU network
  • power points for laptops and other devices
  • WiFi access
  • storage lockers – locker 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
  • kitchen facilities.

Please note this is not a quiet study space; however, respect for other users is appreciated. Entry is by access fob during the Footscray Park Library service hours.

For peer-to-peer research support, contact Research Ambassadors who are available for online appointments.

St Albans Research Rooms

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

Werribee Research Room

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

Facilities & services

The Room has:

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

Apply for an access fob

Research students can apply for an access fob (electronic key) by completing a Fob Access form and delivering it to:

  • Library Service Desk on Level 2 of Footscray Park Library
  • Werribee Library Service Desk
  • by email to [email protected] .

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.


  • Forms are available from the Footscray Park and Werribee Library Service Desks or can be requested by sending an email to [email protected] .
  • The Library authorises 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.
  • 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 will no longer be available.

For queries about fob collection, email [email protected] .


  • 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.
  • Your campus Security Office must be notified immediately if your access fob is lost or damaged.
  • You are required to return the access fob to the Library when you complete your course.