10 things you really need to know about the library

The library is so much more that books on shelves! Getting to know your library will help make studying at university so much easier. So we’ve put together a list of everything you need to know about the library and online environment at Griffith University.

1. You can find EVERYTHING in the student portal
myGriffith is the starting point for everything at Griffith. It’s your student portal which is personalised to you and can be accessed on any device, anywhere, anytime. You can see your daily schedule and exam timetables, receive important reminders and connect to course content and student email. It’s basically everything you need in one place. A one-stop-shop, if you like.

2. You can access all your course content in Learning@Griffith
Learning@Griffith is Griffith University’s online learning and teaching environment. It is the home of all your course content – access course information (e.g. lecture notes) and other useful resources such as online tests and exams and assignment submission points.

3. You can download an App that links to Griffith resources
The Griffith App puts Griffith in the palm of your hand. Once you download the free app, you’ll have links to all the resources you’ll ever need at university. Want to search for library resources? Want to know when your class starts? Need a bit of direction? The Griffith App has you covered. It can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.

4. You have a Google Apps account
As a Griffith University student, you are given a Google Apps account. This includes your Griffith University Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Calendar, and more.

5. There is free software available to you
Did you know Office 365 Education for Students is available for free to students who are enrolled at Griffith University? You can also download Endnote and Symantec Endpoint Protection directly from the Library via the Software Download Service. Visit the Available Software page for more information.

6. You can borrow unlimited books from the library
Griffith students can borrow an unlimited number of books from any of our six campus libraries. You can also get access to books from 14 other universities by requesting them through Bonus+. And that’s not even mentioning all of the eBooks you can access through the library catalogue.

7. You can study in the library
Our libraries have Social spaces where you can work in groups or catch up with friends, Quiet spaces for quiet discussions and Silent spaces for when you really need to focus with no noise (including phones and talking!). You can also book a study room when you need to get a group together or use the student video conferencing rooms to meet across campuses.

8. There are computers for you to use on campus
Common use computers are available on every campus for you to use. Some computer labs are available 24/7. You can check the availability of computers on your campus. Common-use computers are available in the library.

9. You can access Griffith University Wi-Fi
Connect your laptop, tablet or smartphone to the Griffith University wireless network.

10. You can print and photocopy in the library
Activate your copying and printing account in the library or at one of the red and white kiosks on campus. You can add printing credit via cash or EFTPOS at any of these locations.

Don’t forget to check out the Study section of the new library website. There’s a mass of resources to help you prepare assignments, write assignments, reference, study for exams, and so much more.