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June 26, 2023

How to meet your library during Orientation

If you’re just starting your studies with Deakin, welcome to your first trimester! And if you’ve already commenced your degree but this is your first chance to spend time on campus, we look forward to meeting you!

No matter where you are studying, there are loads of ways you can get to know your library in your first few weeks at uni.

Training sessions: Explore your library

In this online session, you will learn all you need to know about how the library helps you succeed at Deakin. Our programs, services and activities save you time, provide critical information and enable you to be more effective in your learning and research.

Our library services are available anywhere, anytime. We provide a range of services, including live Library Chat, to ensure study from home is just as easy. Discover the best way to approach your studies by joining us for this library session.

At the end of this session, students will have knowledge and skills to:

There are three online tutorials you can choose from:

Make sure you register via the links above as spaces are filling fast!

Join us for a tour

Each campus library is unique – full of group study spaces, comfy seats and powered desks, computers, printers and scanners, book collections and much more. Every day during OWeek between 10am-2pm you can join us for a 15-minute guided tour of your campus library. These tours are a great way for you to get to know the spaces in your library, as well as ask any questions you might have! 

You can also take a virtual tour of all four library campuses on our website to see what’s available!

Watch the ‘Get to know your library’ video

Not sure where to get started? This three minute video provides some of our favourite tricks, tools and ideas to help you navigate your library – both online and on campus.

Attend the library session in your unit

Most units at Deakin have a special session where your librarian will discuss how they can help you be successful at Deakin. They’ll go through specific tips for your subject area, including how to find the best resources for your study and where to go for help. Don’t miss out! If you can’t attend or your unit doesn’t have a library session, you can find the designated librarians for your study area on the library website.

Bookmark/subscribe to the library blog

Deakin Library’s official blog, Article, is updated weekly to provide you with the latest library news, study tips, interesting stories from our Archives and Special Collections, research insights, digital display innovation and much more. You can subscribe to get an email when a new blog is posted or look out for new blogs on the library homepage under News.

Follow us on social media

This is the easiest way to keep up to date with what’s going on in your library is by following us @deakinlibrary on:

Good luck in your first trimester! Don’t hesitate to reach out via Library Chat with any questions you may have. We are here to help you succeed at Deakin.

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