Find out what is happening in the Library and Academic Centre, the Colleges, the University of Melbourne and beyond!

  • New titles for November 2021

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  • Uni of Melbourne: Being Human Festival

    The Faculty of Arts is delighted to once again host the international hub of the UK's Being Human Festival. Exploring the theme of 'renewal', the online program offers a range of events and activities celebrating the breadth, diversity and vitality of the humanities.

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  • Everything you need to know about your exams for Sem 2 2021

    Everything you need to know about your exams — when they will be, how to prepare, and what to do on exam day. See here for information on how exams will run in the second half of the year 2021.

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  • New books for October 2021

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  • Melbourne Writers Festival Digital: First Nations events series

    Discover our First Nations events series: 

    Melbourne Writers Festival presents a series of free digital events programmed by two leading First Nations curators-renowned academic and author Marcia Langton and Jingili Mudburra editor Bridget Caldwell-Bright.

    Explore the series here

  • New titles for September 2021

    Exciting new fiction and non-fiction titles now available to borrow from the Academic Centre.

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  • VaxFACTS videos answer your COVID-19 questions

    Clear, concise, accessible and easy-to-understand public health messaging is critical in the ongoing battle against vaccine hesitancy and the spread of misinformation in the pandemic.

    That’s why the University of Melbourne has launched its own website, VaxFACTS (, featuring a series of simple videos aimed at the public to answer common questions and bust widely-shared myths about COVID-19 vaccines.

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  • 700th anniversary of Dante's death

    14 September 2021 is the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri (14 September 1321), author of one of the greatest works of medieval poetry, the Divine Comedy. This epic poem in Italian narrates the poet's spiritual journey from the frozen depths of hell to the cosmic heights of heaven, while exploring themes such as sin, virtue and transcendent love. Read more on Dante's life and legacy of works on the British Library's medieval blog.

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  • Visualise Your Thesis Award 2021

    The University of Melbourne Visualise Your Thesis Award 2021 is a competition for research students to create a 60 second video 'visualising' their thesis topic. See below to watch the videos. Winner to be announced by UOM today!

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  • Melbourne Writers Festival Digital

    MWF Digital: brings some of the world’s essential literary voices into your home via video, from Pulitzer Prize winners to exhilarating debut authors to the most talked-about novelists of the year.

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  • New books for July-August 2021

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  • New titles for June 2021

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  • New books for May 2021

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  • Tutorial Rooms during SWOTVAC & Exams

    Hoping to book a tutorial room for study during SWOTVAC? Wondering how to book a room at the Academic Centre for your exam? Read below for more information and contact details.

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  • National Library of Australia Summer Scholarships Program 2022

    The National Library of Australia Summer Scholarships program supports PhD students who require access to the Library’s collections to assist their postgraduate research.

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  • Researcher @Library Blog

    Research strategies, digital tools, news and support for academic researchers.

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  • New books for April 2021

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  • New books for March 2021

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  • New books for February 2021

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  • 2021 library workshops for University of Melbourne research students

    Research and library workshops are now available for students wanting to hone their academic and research skills. Book a spot and discover the resources on offer to all @Unimelb students.

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  • New books for 2021

    Exciting new fiction and non-fiction titles now available to borrow from the Academic Centre.

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  • New books at SNAC for November 2020

    Exams are almost over! Time to grab a great new read from the fiction shelves. Have a look at the latest fiction and non fiction reads available from SNAC this month.

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  • New titles at SNAC October 2020

    Check out this month's great new books at SNAC!

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  • New books at SNAC September 2020

    New books ready to borrow from the library shelves!

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  • Book message of the month

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  • Academic skills

    The University of Melbourne Academic Skills website is a comprehensive source of online learning workshops, one on one advice, workshops and English language development programs to name a few.

    Browse the site to realise your full potential during your university course of study.

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  • 23 Research Things

    A program of 23 blog posts that highlight digital tools to support the research activities of academics and graduate students. Guest bloggers share their expertise on a set of research tools or topics, and outline why and how these might be integrated into practice. Guests include researchers, technologists, data scientists, and librarians.

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  • Print collection delivery to @uniofmelbourne students

    The University of Melbourne library service is now offering a postal service for students to access print items from the collection.

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  • New titles at SNAC for August 2020

    Have a browse of the newest titles on offer at SNAC. See below to access fiction and non-fiction titles from the SNAC catalogue.

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  • Melbourne Uni: Campus Colouring In

    Colouring in is a great way to practice mindfulness. Try your hand at colouring in these beautiful illustrations of Melbourne University's most iconic campus buildings.

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  • Law and COVID-19

    Law and medical students or anyone interested in how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect different sectors of law should watch this short but informative Youtube series. 

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  • Online jigsaw puzzles from the Museum of New Zealand

    The Museum of New Zealand has created online jigsaw puzzles using images from their collections.

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  • Studying remotely

    The University of Melbourne Library has compiled a guide to help you study remotely. 

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  • New titles at SNAC for March 2020

    The Academic Centre librarians have been busy filling the shelves with wonderful new titles. See below to access a wide range of fiction and non fiction from the SNAC catalogue.

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  • University of Melbourne Library New Users' Library Guide

    If you missed a University Library tour during O-week, access the guide at

  • #ColourOurCollections

    #ColourOurCollections is a collaborative social media colouring festival for Libraries, Archives and other notable cultural institutions. Get out your textas and best derwent pencils to win one of four $50 prizes! More details and the #ColourOurCollections bookmarks found here.

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  • SummerFest 2020

    SummerFest 2020 will take place on Wednesday 26th February at Parkville UniMelb. This is one date to put in your diaries for a full day of O-Week festivities and a chance to meet other new students. Follow the link below for more info and to join the Facebook event.

    SummerFest 2020 details

  • The University of Melbourne lectures series

    Free Public Lectures are kicking off again at UniMelb! From Pope Francis, the weird and wonderful world of health, Harvey Weinstein and Women’s rights and 21st century art there is something for everyone this February.

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  • 2020 Library Workshops for University of Melbourne Researchers

    Attention all University of Melbourne researchers: bookings are now open for 2020 workshops. Get tips and expert guidance on getting the most out of the services and resources offered by the University libraries. Workshops include Getting Started with Library Research and File Management 101: Taming the Digital Chaos.

    Book a spot today

  • The Best Books of 2019

    Pick up a copy of one of the best books of 2019 according to The New YorkerBarack Obama or the best Australian fiction as selected by the amazing Readings bookstore. The Academic Centre has lots of great new fiction for you to borrow

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  • Victorian Premier’s Literary Prize for Fiction 2020

    Congratulations to Christos Tsiolkas for winning the Victorian Premier’s Literary Prize for Fiction 2020!

    Borrow a copy of Damascus from the Academic Centre and explore a fine work of literary fiction that encompasses the historical events surrounding the establishment of the Christian Church.

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