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Research Support: Services

A guide to library services and resources available to support researchers at the University of Melbourne.

Library services

Interlibrary Loans

Service for requesting books, journal articles and other resources not held by University of Melbourne Libraries. This service is available to staff, graduate students, Bachelor of Social Work and Fourth Year Honours students.


A resource-sharing service that enables the lending of selected library material among the staff and students of 11 participating universities: Deakin University, Edith Cowan University, La Trobe University, Massey University (NZ), Murdoch University, Queensland University of Technology, University of Ballarat, University of Melbourne, University of Newcastle, University of Technology Sydney, Univerity of Woolongong and Victoria University. FAQs

CAVAL and national borrowing scheme

Borrow items from Victorian and interstate academic libraries.

Inter-campus Library Copy Service and Media Requests

Requesting copies or media from another University of Melbourne campus

Suggest an item for purchase

The Library invites you to suggest items to purchase. The decision to purchase an item is based on the availability of funds, and on the teaching, learning and research requirements of the University

Book a private study or group collaboration

Various library spaces are available for private study or group collaboration on the Parkville Campus.

Library services for alumni of the University of Melbourne


Training and Support

Information Skills Presentations & Workshops

Browse classes & make online bookings

Online Tutorials


Liaison Librarians

Each School and Department has a Liaison Librarian who is your contact with the Library. Liaison Librarians provide support for research and teaching undertaken at the University. Academic staff and graduate students can request an individual research consultation

Copyright & Research

The University Copyright Office works with staff and students to maximise the permitted uses of copyright material for education and research.  Copyright Office staff provide online information and resources, assistance with queries and training and awareness sessions. 

Information Management Advisory Service

IMAS aims to provide a 'one stop shop' to locate resources and services related to information management at the University.

Subject Research Guides

Browse the Library's Research Guides by general topic or by academic subject area. The suite of guides cover: Literature Reviews; Staying Current; Finding Theses; Getting Published; Managing References; Using Archives; Statistical Software; EndNote for Mac; EndNote for Windows ..and more