Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Study planners are back

We know you love them so we got some more....study planners are back. Get organised with this handy wall planner. Visit the study support drop-in at Swanston, Brunswick or Bundoora Library sites to collect your planner. The planners are in A2 size or the very big A1 size.

Study planner with a heart drawn on it

While you're at drop-in you can get free one-on-one help with your studies and assessments from expert learning advisors and librarians.

If you need assignment help online don't forget to check out Assignment Planner.


Monday, 15 April 2019

Public holiday opening hours in April

Easter and Anzac Day are coming and that means Library opening hours will change. 

All Library sites will close early on Thursday 18 April and be closed Friday 19 - Sunday 21 April inclusive. Our online Ask the Library service will be closed Friday to Tuesday inclusive. 

For other changes to hours check the opening times for your favourite site.

While you've got a break from classes why not brush up on your Library skills? Play Library Quest - it's fun plus you can enter a prize draw to win one of four $100 vouchers.


I'm currently in my third year and I very much regret not having done this in my first year. I had never heard of the assignment planner until I did Library Quest and will now use it all the time. It is such a great resource to have!!!  - Feedback from a third-year student.



Decorative Easter bunny

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Self-service book lockers at Bundoora East

Bundoora East students and staff: The way you collect and return Library items at Bundoora East has improved.

Self-service book lockers have been installed and allow you to:

collect Library items you've put on hold from other sites 
* return Library items 

There is no Library at Bundoora East but this new locker system will make it easy for you to access Library items from Bundoora West or from other RMIT Library sites. To have an item sent to a locker at Bundoora East you'll need to place a hold.

The lockers are conveniently located in Building 251, near the cafe and will begin operation on Monday 8 April.


Image and location of locker at Bundoora East campus

To collect an item

To return an items


Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Free online training via Lynda.com - don't miss out.


Last month over 880 RMIT students and staff completed a free training course online at Lynda.com.

 What was the most popular course? - Learning the Adobe Pen Tool


Lynda.com allows you to take top-quality video courses which are taught by industry experts. You can integrate your course completion certificates with your LinkedIn account making it an invaluable way to enhance your professional profile.

Take a Lynda.com course now



Thursday, 28 March 2019

New look Library website is here!

We've been hard at work building a new look Library website and we're excited that it's now up.

The new site offers an enhanced digital experience and features clearer layout and structure. This means your favourite Library services are now easier to discover and use.

We hope you like it but it's not the absolutely final version. We'll be counting on you to suggest changes and we'll be working with you in coming months to tailor it to suit your needs. 

Tell us what you think
Send your feedback or questions to Ask the Library.


Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Researchers: auto-populate your research data

Recently, the Australian Research Council (ARC) has given researchers the option to auto-populate their research output data into their ARC Research Management System profiles and application forms via ORCID.

The ORCID system enables researchers and institutions to maintain a consolidated record of all their research activities and to track research expertise globally without naming ambiguity. RMIT is among forty major Australian research institutions to join this international open research effort. Researchers can set up an ORCID profile by going to the RMIT ORCID registration tool and following a few simple steps.

The RMIT-ORCID profile link will allow RMIT to extract data from and load data into your ORCiD profile. Currently, the external-facing Find RMIT Researchers tool extracts keywords from ORCID profiles. 

Liaison librarians can also help you upload BibTeX extracts from ResearchMaster into your ORCID profile and ARC RMS for grant applications.

 For further information, please visit the Library ORCID guide.