Stay connected with Griffith after you graduate

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Exam week is almost over!

If this is your final exam block at Griffith before you graduate: 1) Congratulations!, and 2) We’ll miss you!

But just because you’re graduating doesn’t mean you have to leave the Griffith library behind.

You are eligible for an alumni membership which allows you to borrow up to 20 standard loans. And, did we mention it’s free? Just come in to sign up, and you’ll get a yearly membership for free!

You’re also welcome to use our library spaces at any time. For more information, check out what you can borrow as a community member.

And, if you really like the library (we do), why not join Friends of the Library while you’re at it? The network provides wonderful professional and social opportunities for those interested in supporting the library and its evolution in our rapidly changing education environment.

An annual membership is $25, and provides you: invitations to events featuring national and international guest speakers, Friends only networking opportunities, access to exhibitions and displays, special pre-sale ticket offers to certain Griffith events, and a regular Friends of the Library e-newsletter.

Finally, don’t forget to stay connected through Griffith’s Alumni Network.

You’ve got a pending Friend Request

O-Week is all about making new friends that will last a uni-lifetime.

Friends who will be with you in the Library at 11pm the night before your dreaded stats exam; friends who will generously share their lecture notes when you’re sick the Tuesday after June long weekend; or friends who will buy you the double choc muffin you’re drooling over because they know your food (noodle) budget doesn’t include the $3.95 treat.

Just like these friends, Griffith Library will be there for you through your Uni journey. Whether you’re navigating your timetable, learning the referencing ropes or delving into the world of data research we’re here to help.

We promise we’ll be your best buddy offering news, resources, discounts, event info, competitions and training on our awesome Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. And if that isn’t enough for you, then subscribe to this Library blog for regular tips, tricks, study help, IT deals, competitions and more! 

All you need to do is Like and Follow Griffith Library and we’ll be BFFs in no time! #Justdoit.

To find friends that aren’t just online, check out Griffith Mates.


A literary gift guide

shutterstock_12832882Here at the Library we love a good book. Whether it be a drama, biography, thriller or sci-fi there is nothing like enjoying a well written piece of work while relaxing in the summer sun.

The great thing about literature – it’s crazy diverse! Which is great news for anyone who is currently searching for the perfect Christmas gift. The Guardian has put together a book gift guide for the whole family that we thought our Library lovers might appreciate. So whether it’s for the foodie in the family, a mate with a sporting obsession or a sibling who loves to laugh there is a book for every type of reader in your life.

Using this guide you could tick off all your friends and family (Christmas or Birthday) presents in one go!

 Start gifting now…

For something closer to home, check out the Gold Coast Eye’s local gift guide through the Library’s PressReader. PressReader can even be accessed via your smartphone or tablet and offers thousands of publications both nationally and internationally.


Free Mental Health Workshops

MHFA-new-2015-LOGOCongratulations on almost another semester behind you!  But if you or someone you care about has been getting stressed out over exams or results – please talk to someone!

There is no shame or concerns to just sit down with someone and talk about what is happening – and Griffith University Student Services are offering a 2 day accredited Mental Health First Aid Workshop free to all Griffith Students, you just need to register.

The course has been developed by the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University.  Nationally and internationally  recognised to educate and empower you to provide appropriate support for yourself or for others in your life.

Get information about Crisis Support, Counselling Options and who you can talk to for more information.  Please don’t wait until it is too late.  You owe it to friends, your family, everyone but most importantly you owe it to yourself to be aware of Mental Health support and issues.

Crime Prevention in Logan – FREE Event

Following on from the successful Crime on the Gold Coast event, Friends of the Library, Griffith University is hosting the sequel Crime Prevention in Logan: strategies for small business on 28 August.

A panel of leading criminologists and industry experts will reveal the facts about Crime in Logan and provide helpful expert tips to help deal with and prevent crime.

Presenters include:

  • Associate Professor Janet Ransley, Head of School, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University
  • Senior Sergeant Mike Pearson, Officer in Charge, Logan Central Police Station
  • Dr Hennessey Hayes, Senior Lecturer, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University
  • Mr Mark Lally, Regional Manager, Bendigo Bank

Following the presentation, tea/coffee will be served and guests seeking extra helpful advice will have the opportunity to talk to relevant community organisations located in the foyer. This event is free to attend but registrations are essential. Register here.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Doors opens at 5:30pm, for a 6:00pm start.

Auditorium (L06), Griffith University Logan Campus
University Drive, Meadowbrook, Logan, QLD, 4131


Partnered with Logan Community Bank, Bendigo Bank.

Does social media do more harm than good?


  • Do you use social media? What are your thoughts on it? Is social media an essential form of communication or is it destroying communication as we know it?

There is no doubt that the social media trend has transformed the way information is delivered and received. But what are the benefits of the social media revolution to companies and individuals? Are there risks involved?

Join Griffith’s Friends of the Library and a panel of social media experts who will debate and discuss this hot topic.

Date: Thursday 9 May, 2013
Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm (free debate)
6.00pm – 6.30pm Cocktail function (Friends of the Library members only)
Venue: Ship Inn Function Centre, level 2 Graduate Centre, Southbank Campus, Brisbane


To register for this event visit:

Interested in becoming a Friend? Friends membership is $25 annually and includes a variety of benefits. To become a member, visit

Masters and Slaves – The Pets Battle

The Small Roomers will take on the momentous swathe of the literary canon, writing performance style pieces in response to the literary greats.

Is it possible for a world weary ex-con to be shocked by the Marquis De Sade? How does a young poetess from Surfers Paradise deal with her lyrical love affair with Springsteen? Can a young gay man see his reflection in Dorian Grey? Can a young woman from the Bayside really write a Kerouac inspired haiku to a hard core backing track?

Comic, inspired and challenging, see the Small Room Writers Collective push the envelope on the question of, who exactly are the creative writing masters, and who are the slaves?

The Small Room Writers Collective

The Small Room Writers Collective is an extra curricular student run collective based at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, dedicated to fostering a collegial and supportive atmosphere for young and emerging writers on campus and in the community.

The group host regular reading events on and off campus, featuring some Griffith Universities most promising authors.

Tuesday 22 May 2012, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Learning Zone (2.31A&B), Library Building (G10), Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus
Register Online
Seats are limited, please register online at
Stefanie Jacobs, Events Coordinator, Email:, Phone 37355567