Sturt Library CollectionsThe Sturt Library has a collection of materials principally to support the teaching and research needs of the staff and students in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, including the School of Nursing & Midwifery. The Library collection is divided in a number of ways.
The major collections in the Sturt Library are:
Main Book Collection
This collection is located on Level 2 and embraces the bulk of the Library's holdings. Books are available for loan for various periods.
Periodicals CollectionThe periodicals collections is located on Level 2 and consists of publications of various kinds issued serially, that is, in successive parts over a period of time and generally intended to be continued indefinitely. These include journals, annual reports and some government publications. A display of the most recent issues is maintained on Level 3 opposite the Lending Services desk.
Reference CollectionThe Reference Collection is located on Level 3 and includes reference books, bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, atlases and university calendars. These books are not available for loan.
Audiovisual CollectionSturt Library has a range of audiovisual materials such as DVD's and videos available for loan by staff and students.
ReadingsHeavily used material is placed in Readings at the Circulation Desk. Locate the call numbers on the library catalogue before borrowing from Readings. Most Readings materials are available for two hour loan only and are restricted for use within the Library.
The Australian Science and Mathematics School is located next door to the Sturt library. The ASMS book collection is housed within the Sturt library and can be borrowed by Flinders staff and students. ASMS DVDs and equipment are NOT FOR LOAN to Flinders staff and students.
ThesesThe theses of Flinders postgraduates and some Honours students are kept in the Special Collections in the Central Library. Some copies may be held in the Sturt Library, and are available for loan, while others have more restricted access. If you would like to consult a particular thesis, please ask at the Information Desk.
New BooksNew books added to the collection are displayed for one week in the new book display area opposite the Lending Services counter. These books may be reserved by patrons and collected after the period of display is completed.
For more detail about the location of collections, please see staff at the Information Desk.