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Essential Library Information for Off Campus & Online Students: Use Other Libraries

State Library Victoria

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Sign up for free as a member of the State Library of Victoria to access their collection of online resource.

Free journals, databases and ebooks

You can't borrow books from the state library, the main benefit for students are online resources and a quiet place to study.

Borrowing from other TAFE & University Libraries

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To borrow from other Victorian TAFE and University libraries:

  • Take your Melbourne Polytechnic student ID to the service desk of the library you wish to use
  • They will confirm your enrolment by having you log into the student portal
  • You will then be issued with a CAVAL card


National Library of Australia

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A membership for the National Library of Australia is available free for anyone living in Australia with an Australian residential address. Sign up here

 The main benefit of member ship is gaining access to the large range of databases on offer.


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Trove is powered by the National Library of Australia. If you are looking for a specific book, a simple search using the trove search engine will tell you which libraries in Australia hold a copy.