Saturday, 7 December 2019

End of year closedown

All Library sites will be closed 21 December to 5 January inclusive.

Carlton Library will be closed until 31 January while it undergoes renovations.

Though the Library sites will be closed you'll still be able to access our extensive online resources 24/7


We wish you a happy festive season and hope you have a relaxing break. See you in 2020!

Toy campervan in the desert



Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Borrowing from the Carlton Library over summer

Carlton Library will be closed from 18 November until 31 January for renovations.

Black and yellow stripe image

Will I be able to access the collection over summer?

Yes and no.

Some items will be moved to the Bundoora Library. You’ll be able to obtain those items by placing a hold in LibrarySearch.

Some items will be completely unavailable during the renovation.

Borrow now if you wish to use items over summer.

In preparation for the closure, much of the collection will be unavailable to students and staff on Thursday 14 November and Friday 15 November, as well as for the dates the Library is closed.

If you wish to borrow items from the Carlton Library collection please do so on or before 13 November. 

Where will I return an item I borrowed from Carlton?
You will not be able to return items to Carlton Library from 18 November till 31 January. You’ll be able to return your items to any other RMIT University Library site over that time.

Where can I study while Carlton Library is closed?

Swanston Library is the nearest alternative study location, with Brunswick and Bundoora Library also being open over summer (except for the end of year closedown). Find another Library location.

We apologise for any inconvenience while Carlton Library is closed but look forward to opening the all-new Library and VE Hub in February 2020.

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Library Quest winners

We're very excited to announce the winners of the Library Quest competition for semester 2.

Congratulations Haoming, Alix and Emma!

We hope you enjoy spending your prize vouchers.

We're still getting in getting in contact with the lucky fourth winner!

Thanks to everyone who played this semester. You told us you loved learning about Assignment PlannerEasyCiteAsk the Library and heaps more. These easy to use services will help you achieve your academic goals.

If you haven't discovered Library Quest yet you can still play (no prizes though). Check it out.


Wednesday, 25 September 2019

We’re renovating Carlton Library

We’re renovating Carlton Library

From mid-November, we’re starting an exciting renovation project at Carlton Library which will deliver a major refurbishment of all student-facing spaces.

Architects image of the new Carlton Library entry

The refurbishment will facilitate the delivery of flexible learning spaces where VE students will be able to access a range of learning support services including peer mentoring and study support as well as workshops in academic writing, STEM, information literacy and digital literacy.  

The new space will include 24% more student seating and will provide flexible service points for shared services such as RMIT Connect and ITS.

Carlton Library will be closed during renovations
The Carlton Library will be closed from Monday 18 November 2019 until Friday 31 January 2020.

How will I access Library resources during the closure?
We'll provide further information very soon outlining how to access the Carlton Library collection while the Library is closed.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Browse the Library's electronic journal collection with BrowZine

BrowZine is a service that offers a mobile app to browse the Library's electronic journal collection. 

The BrowZine app is available for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire, and all you need to use it are your RMIT credentials.

  1. Download BrowZine: From your Android, iOS or Kindle Fire device, visit the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Amazon App Store. Search for “BrowZine” and download the app to your device. (If you've been using BrowZine with their Open Access library, please delete the app and reinstall it.)
  2. Access BrowZine: Tap on the app icon to open BrowZine. A list of libraries will appear, please select Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. Enter your credentials, which are your regular RMIT login details.
  3. Start browsing! Use the Subject drop-down menu to browse by subject categories or title.

You may have also noticed a few little extra features that have appeared in LibrarySearch - in addition to its own interface, BrowZine integrates with LibrarySearch to allow direct linking to issue contents pages and article PDFs from search results, without having to click into the item record.


If you have any questions or queries in regards to BrowZine or any of our online resources, please Ask the Library.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Upcoming changes to Lynda.com

Lynda.com will be undergoing changes from 24 September. 

Text only: LinkedIn Learning

It will be changing its name to LinkedIn Learning. If you've logged on to take a Lynda.com course you'll soon receive an email from the company outlining the changes.

LinkedIn Learning offers a fantastic range of online training but we want to ensure you are aware of all the options you have as they change from Lynda.com.

  • You don’t have to sync your current LinkedIn account with your LinkedIn Learning account (formerly Lynda.com).
  • If you do not wish to sync your account you can have a separate LinkedIn Learning account and do not HAVE to open or sync with a LinkedIn account.
  • If you’ve already made a decision to sync your accounts and want to change your mind. No problem you can remove the sync.

Staff: Do you have Lynda.com courses linked in a Canvas course?
If you’ve linked to Lynda.com courses in your Canvas via the Library, then you do not need to take action with your links.

If you link directly to Lynda.com from your Canvas courses then you will need to update the links when Lynda.com changes to LinkedIn Learning. However, there’s no rush as the links will redirect until March 2020. If you have any questions or need help changing your links please contact catalogue.library@rmit.edu.au

Want to do some training?
If you want to get onto Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning and take some training courses you can access it here.







Friday, 30 August 2019

Are you being cited?

We have just released an new online module for Higher Degree by Research students called 'Are You Being Cited?'

This is a self-paced module covering a range of traditional and non-traditional measures of citation impact.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify journals that are relevant to your research interest
  • Discern the quality of journals you could potentially publish in
  • Understand the issues of visibility and discoverability, including open access
  • Develop an awareness of the problems associated with predatory publishing.
See all our online modules at Research Skills for HDR Students.