Printer in Residence Applications Now Open!

Wendy Murray, 2018 Printer in Resdience. Photo by Sarah Lorien

Do you know a talented letterpress print-maker?

Following the successful 2018 residency with artist Wendy Murray, the 2019 Printer in Residence program held by the Library is once again taking place this year.  

The Library is now calling for applications from suitably qualified letterpress printmakers and book artists for a residency of 8 weeks, to take place during Semester 2, 2019.

Hand-craft printers and printmakers are invited to propose a project for a print publication or creative work to be made in the Fisher Library workshop housing our Albion Press. Applications close Sunday 3rd March, 2019.

For more information, or to apply, click here

Rather Thrilling!

The big sleep. Illustrated with photographs from the Warner Brothers first national film. Raymond Chandler (1888 -1959)

With thrillers, suspense doesn’t abate no matter how fast you turn the pages!

For centuries, readers of thrillers have enjoyed being swept up in the tension and psychological peril of the tale. Disastrous possibilities are only as far away as the turn of a page.

Explore the collection of Thriller books from our Rare Books and Special Collections, on display in Fisher Library & SciTech until 27th July.

When: 28th January 2019 – 27th July 2019

Where: Fisher Library, Level 3 Corridor & SciTech Library, glass cabinets

New Library Services Platform Drop-in Sessions

With the New Library Services Platform now live, drop in sessions are available for interested staff and students to see the new Library Search portal and ask questions.

There is no need to book – Just drop-in on the time and location specified below:

DateTimeLocationEvent link
24/01/20191pm – 2pmFisher Library –R210
31/01/201912pm-1pmFisher LIbrary –R213
06/02/201910am-11amConservatorium Library
13/02/201911am-12pmHealth Sciences Library
19/02/201910am-11amFisher Library– R210
27/02/201910am-11amFisher LIbrary – R210
05/03/201910am-11amConservatorium Library
12/03/201910am-11amConservatorium Library
21/03/201910am-11amFisher Library – R210
26/03/201910am-11amFisher Library – R210

For more information on the new Library Services Platform click here or to chat live to Library staff click here

Don’t Panic – Welcome Week 2019!

Don’t Panic! The Library is here for you!

Here at the Library, we are here to support you during your time at the University- and what better way to get to know the Library, the services & facilities we have to offer than Welcome Week 2019!

From Monday 18 to Friday 22 February 2019, we have a jam-packed schedule of awesome activities for you to take part in. Join us in everything from Speed Meet & Chat, Escape Rooms, Karaoke, Printing Press Demonstrations, Library Tours and more!

You can also pick up your very own Library handbook: ‘Don’t Panic, The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Library’.

For more information on the full program of events, click here 

We can’t wait to see you there!

Chat Now!



Chat Now is the Library’s messaging service which enables clients to ask questions and talk to Library staff in ‘real time’.

It is an extension of the Ask Us Now FAQ database and Information Desk service & enables clients to get in touch with library staff quickly and easily from any location.

The Chat Now service is available from 10am – 9pm, Monday to Thursday, 10am – 5pm Friday during semester hours. Hours vary outside of semester and excludes public holidays.

What do our students think?

“I think Chat Now will make it much simpler and be more convenient for students to ask more questions. With many companies across Australia adopting a live chat contact alternative, it’s pretty much a requirement for all help centres. With Chat Now, help is more readily available. I think this is likely to increase the number of questions and also the type of questions. For example, instead of physically walking up to the library help desk, students can ask librarians via the Chat Now advice for certain research or even how to find a specific book in the Library” –Glen

“If you have a question while you’re searching databases at home you’ll have someone to be able to ask” – Erin

“It will be a good channel for students to ask questions and if you need a quick answer” – Ingrid