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8 birthday wishes for Matheson Library

Some of you who were at the Matheson Library yesterday afternoon may have been lucky enough to get a slice of the 50th birthday cake. The library had a celebration and guess who came to the party?

No less than the Vice-Chancellor Professor Ed Byrne joined us and, to the delight of those who came, made a . . . → Read More: 8 birthday wishes for Matheson Library

New Search Views for Library Resources (South Africa only)

As of 1 January 2014, Search views for library resources for Monash  South Africa users have been changed,  to separate views for Physical and Electronic Resources. The separate Search views will be applicable until Monash South Africa upgrades to the new library system in October 2014.

To search for items held in the Monash South Africa Library and Learning Commons, . . . → Read More: New Search Views for Library Resources (South Africa only)

3 things to note about library fines

Just a quick heads-up about a change in the procedure on library fines.

Fines will remain active (including those incurred in 2013) for the whole time that a student studies or a staff member is employed at the University. This is a change from the previous calendar year approach.

Payment of fines is only required once a student . . . → Read More: 3 things to note about library fines

5 ways to survive a “libraryless” Easter break

Getting anxious about your research or essay writing during the five days when the campus libraries are closed over Easter? Chill, you can plan ahead and get some serious work done. Seriously.

We know you like to be deep in study mode in the welcoming spaces of the library, amidst the scent of books, the relative quiet, . . . → Read More: 5 ways to survive a “libraryless” Easter break

Men of Stamina, women who Dare

Advertisements and advertising materials are the focus of the latest exhibition from the Rare Books Collection, which opened at the Matheson Library, Clayton last week.

The exhibition, to be on display until 5 June 2014, can also be viewed online.

The Library collects ephemera like advertising posters and brochures in support of research by social historians and others. . . . → Read More: Men of Stamina, women who Dare

First Fleet account of life in early Sydney now complete

An original copy of Captain Watkin Tench’s Complete account (1793) of the early years of Sydney has been acquired by the Library.

 A core holding of any collection of Australiana is a set of the First Fleet journals. Five of the people who arrived in Australia on 26th January 1788 wrote accounts of the settlement, Philip, . . . → Read More: First Fleet account of life in early Sydney now complete

Get the most out of your loans

As a Monash staff or student, you enjoy generous borrowing entitlements. It would be useful to take note of some important things regarding your loans.

Automatic renewals

Once you have borrowed an item, except for items in high demand or those requested by other users, it will be automatically renewed up to six times.

Pay attention to emails about . . . → Read More: Get the most out of your loans

New Academic Integrity online tutorial

The new Academic Integrity online tutorial is now available to assist you in developing the knowledge and skills required for good academic practice.

This set of interactive modules was jointly developed by the Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) and Monash University Library as part of the implementation of the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedures.

You will appreciate how the . . . → Read More: New Academic Integrity online tutorial

Ten thousand new video teaching resources available

Monash teaching staff and students are able to access more than ten thousand new streamed videos during 2014, under a trial with the publisher Alexander Street Press. At the end of the year, items that are heavily used will be purchased by the Library for permanent future access.

These video collections have been chosen in part because they will allow . . . → Read More: Ten thousand new video teaching resources available

Welcome, new students 2014

Welcome to all new students. Engage with the Library to make the most of your learning and research experience at Monash.

Visit the Students’ page for a quick guide to your Library resources.

The Library website is your access point for information resources and using the Search function will open up a world . . . → Read More: Welcome, new students 2014