Access to Alexander Street Press’s Counseling and Therapy in Video will be disrupted due to maintenance, this Friday (22nd of May, 2015)  for approximately 1 hour starting at 9am

During this time period access to this Alexander Street press collection will not be available.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

24 hour imageThe Library commons includes all of level B of the Library as well as the Silent Study room and is available to all UC students. It is a great place to study and is open 24 hours a day with swipe card access. Food and drinks can be consumed in this area and vending machines are available to purchase food and drink.

Other features available in the Library Commons include:

  • Computers and printers
  • Auto-loader machine for print credits
  • UniSafe phone
  • Assistive Technology Room (for students registered with Accessibility Office)

The Library Commons is patrolled by Security staff. You can call them on 6201-2222, or extension 2222 on the UniSafe phone near the entrance and the lift.

For more information

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From 1st May 2015 the Building Code of Australia (BCA) will be available online for free!

To access the codes visit the Australian Building Codes Board website and create your own free account.

As a result of this change,  we will no longer have print copies of the current BCA which were available in the Library’s Short Loan Collection.

We will continue to provide access to the Building Code of Australia Illustrated and the Building Code of Australia plus  Links to relevant Standards, available online via the Library’s Database Password page.


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Silent Study Room

Quiet pleaseNeed a quiet place to study for your exams?

The Library has a Silent study room located on Level B of the Library. The Silent study room is an area where talking is not allowed and phones need to be on silent.

For more information see Library FAQ’s


Remember your ID card

Remember to bring yBook openour student/staff ID card if you wish to borrow items from the Library.
If you don’t have ID we will be unable issue the item to you.
Your ID card also allows you to print, copy & scan and gives you access to the Library commons after hours.
If you have lost your card you will need to go to student central and ask for a replacement. The cost of a replacement card is $15.00.

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The library can help.

The UC Referencing Guide is available online, with printable PDFs in both regular print and large print versions. The guide covers a range of styles commonly used at UC.

Not sure which referencing style you should be using? Check your Unit Outline to find out what style your lecturer prefers.

Most common styles used at UC are:

  • APA and Harvard are the most common styles used at UC. They are ‘author-date‘ styles.
  • The Australian Guide to Legal Citation is used by the Law school.
  • Chicago is used by many architecture and design subjects.
  • Vancouver is used by some medical classes.

The Library’s Referencing Guide will give you more information about how to use these referencing styles.

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Exam time is nearlyKnowledge is power here! No need to stress, the Library has copies of past UC exam papers online to help you with your preparation.

You will only be able to access past exam papers which have been released by academic staff and supplied to the Library.

Not all classes are available for every year and the answers are not provided.

Just use your UC network login and password to access the exams.

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The chat service is available Monday – Friday 11:30am-5:30pm

Why not chat to us now!



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Rovers are UC Study Skills Roversstudents, trained to help other students with understanding assessment tasks, assignment structure, referencing, use of Moodle and Mahara and much more.

You can find the Rovers in the Library Commons (Building 8 Level B) at the following times.

• Monday & Thursday 10am – 7pm
• Friday 10am – 5 pm
• Weekends & Public Holidays 2 – 5pm

See the Study Skills site for more information.

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UpToDate is an on-lA red heart with heartbeat line through itine database of evidence based and clinical information for use at the point of care. UpToDate covers over 10,000 clinical topics in over 20 medical specialties and includes links to full text articles, drugs & drug interaction databases, patient information, medical calculator and much more.

UpToDate also has a ‘What’s new?’ section for selected updates in a variety of areas. You choose what specialty you are interested in.


You can Log in via one of the following routes:
Students Access UpToDate at MyUC Student Study Tools page
Staff access UpToDate at MyUC Staff Library page

Note: Staff are not permitted off-campus access to UpToDate

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