Welcome back to all returning students. We hope you enjoyed your summer break.

It’s a good time to catch up on what has changed in the Library for this year, starting with this new-look blog.

New Search interface

We also have a new Library Search interface which we’ve developed after testing with students and staff last year (thanks to all those who helped us get this right). You will now find the Library resources you need more easily through one central gateway. Check out the new-look Search.

New study spaces

At the Hargrave-Andrew Library, journals and standards have all been moved to the ground floor, allowing the first and second floors to offer more study areas for students. The second floor is newly refreshed and more comfortable.

Opening hours changes

The development of new residential units and additional academic courses on the Peninsula Campus has led to a trial of longer hours being conducted at the Peninsula Library. The library will now close at 9pm during the week, rather than 7pm as it has in the past.

Following requests that Matheson and Caulfield libraries open longer at weekends during exams, longer hours (to 9pm at Matheson and to 12 midnight at Caulfield) will be offered on weekends during the exam study period this year.

On Friday nights the Law Library will now close at 6pm except during the exam study period; the nearby Matheson Library will be open as an alternative.

For more information, see Library calendar.

Food campaign

Students come to the Library to study and get their work done. Let’s keep the place conducive for study. Messy or smelly food disrupts other users, and given that it’s a shared space, let’s be fair and respect others.

New Academic Integrity tutorial

Ensure you acknowledge the work of others correctly and avoid plagiarism. The new Academic Integrity online tutorial is now available on the Research and Learning Online website or via Moodle.

Exhibitions in the Library

Make time to view important exhibitions and displays in our libraries – you’ll learn more than what you may know. We showcase significant items from our Special Collections, as well as outstanding research at the different faculties at Monash.

  • Indigenous Rights: Protest in Print exhibition, Matheson Library, Clayton – This exhibition attempts to rectify the lack of information available about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives on the past and ongoing struggle for Indigenous rights. Alongside this exhibition is the Country Lines Archive digital display using the latest 3D animation technology to present Indigenous stories, thereby protecting and preserving Indigenous languages and knowledge.
  • Simulating 24 Hours at Medieval Angkor Wat, Caulfield Library – This simulation by the team from Faculty of IT’s SensiLab and Immersive Analytics, was first exhibited at Hargrave-Andrew Library in 2017 and has since been enhanced with an updated library of 3D models, among other refinements.
  • Rabbit lung in 4D, coming soon at Hargrave-Andrew Library.

Visit this blog regularly for the latest study tips, advice and information.

We wish you success in your studies this semester and look forward to seeing you again at the Library.