Welcome to your library!


  • Chances are you’ll be spending many long hours in the library over the next few years, so it’s important you know exactly what we offer. From opening hours to borrowing books, here’s the 411 on all things Griffith library.

When is the library open?

Based on your feedback, some exciting new changes have recently been implemented. The library collection (including the reserve collection) and library quiet spaces will now remain open until the library building is closed each night. Hello late night borrowing! When the library desk closes each night, you can borrow books using the Express Loans Units (ELUs) located in each library. You can return your books at any time using the return chutes located outside each library, or in the easy access chutes located throughout your campus. Our wonderful student rovers can be found in the foyer after hours ready to help if you have any questions – look for the red shirts! Keep in mind the opening hours for both the library desk and the library itself can be different for each campus.

How many books can I borrow and for how long?

  • Undergraduate students can borrow up to 40 standard items at one time for 28 days.
  • OUA Students can borrow 3 standard items for 28 days.
  • Postgraduate students can borrow up to 40 standard items for 6 months.
  • Further information about short loans, reserve items, Bonus+ items and holds can be found on the library website.
  • If the item you want is at another Griffith library, don’t worry – we can organise for delivery.

How do I access online resources?

The majority of the resources you use will be online (eg: databases, ejournals, ebooks and web resources) which means you can access them at home too.  To access these resources, simply visit the library website and use the library catalogue to start your search.

Can I access FREE workshops or extra help?

Yes! The library offers a range of free workshops, consultations and self-help resources to help you brush up on your academic, computing and library research skills. This covers everything from referencing, academic writing, EndNote, researching for assignments and heaps more. The Semester One timetable is now online and individual consultations can also be booked.

To discover everything the library can offer you, visit the library website.