Sturt Library Collections

The Sturt Library has a collection of materials principally to support the teaching and research needs of the staff and students in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. 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.

Journal Collection

The journal collection 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 located on Level 3 with the newspapers.

Audiovisual Collection

Sturt Library has a range of audiovisual materials such as DVD's and videos located on Level 3 which are available for loan by staff and students.


1 copy of each textbook is placed in Readings at the Information Desk and are available for a two hour loan period.

Textbook Collection

Multiple copies of textbooks are shelved in The Texbook collection on level 3 and are available for a 7 day loan period.

ASMS Collection

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, ASMS semester loans and equipment are NOT FOR LOAN to Flinders staff and students. 


The 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. Research higher degree theses are now available online.

New Books

New books added to the collection are displayed in the new book display area opposite the Information Desk and are available for loan. 

For more detail about the location of collections, please see staff at the Information Desk.

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