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Library: Services & Facilities: Services

ID Card



All students and staff must have their ID cards to use library services.



Network: wifi@mp

Username: s1234567
(s + your student number)

Password: YYYYMMDD
(default is your birthday backwards)

Connect wirelessly to the internet anywhere on campus, with any device, for free!

Staff can login with their Melbourne Polytechnic username and password.

Click here for help with setting up WiFi.

Printing/ Copying/ Scanning

Printing/ Copying

Black and white:

A4 – 8 cents per page

 A3 – 15 cents per page


A4 – 15 cents per page

A3 – 30 cents per page


Scan documents on the photocopier and
send them directly to your email.



$2.50 for documents up to 100 pages.

$3.50 for documents over 100 pages.

Price includes a clear front cover and cardboard back cover.

Available at Preston, Prahran, Epping, and Fairfield.



A4 - $2 per page

A3 - $3 per page

Available at Preston, Prahran, Epping, and Fairfield.

Adding credit to your student account:


1. Go to http://papercut:9191/user
Enter your student username and password.

2. Click on 'Account Top Up'.
    You will be asked to verify your password.

3. Choose how much you would like to Top Up.

4. Enter your Credit/Debit card details.

5. Payment Success means your Top Up
has been successful.


Our Book A Librarian service is available via Zoom. 

To make a booking:

(03) 9269 1349


Online booking form.

Some of the support we can offer includes :

  • Library skills – how to use the catalogue,
    reserve a book or find a journal article
  • Accessing your student portal and Moodle
  • Accessing student email
  • Basic computer skills
  • Basic Microsoft Office assistance
    including Word and Excel

Click here for a guide to tech essentials for students.


Learning Skills Sessions


Learning Skills Sessions are
available via Zoom.

To request a Learning Skills session:

Phone: (03) 9269 1349


Make sure to let us know your
preferred dates & times!


Some of the support we can offer includes: 


  • understanding assignments
  • essays and reports
  • numeracy skills
  • presentations  
  • writing skills

    and more!    


PCs/ Macs/ Laptops

Each campus library has PCs and some have Macs with full internet access and a range of software available for use.

Student and staff laptops are also available to borrow from each campus library.

Click here to book a PC.

Click here for a list of software available on library computers.

Extended hours labs

Epping Building M 
Room 102

7:30am – 10:00pm

Fairfield Building Q 
Level 3

7:00am to 9:30pm

Information Skills

Referencing & Research

Library staff can assist with the location and citing of appropriate library resources, including use of the library catalogue, and digital and print collections.

Click here for an academic skills guide.

Liaison Librarians (Subject Librarians)

Liaison Librarians communicate on library-related matters to staff within Melbourne Polytechnic's teaching departments and deliver information skills training sessions to classes. Liaison Librarians will adapt training sessions to suit your classroom needs. 

Click here to meet your Liaison Librarians.

Contact Us


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9269 1349



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