The Flinders University Library consists of the Central Library and three branch libraries - the Law Library, Sturt Library and the Gus Fraenkel Medical Library. The Central Library is situated on the plaza of the southern campus, with the Law Library located on the western side of level 3. The Sturt Library is found in the Sturt Buildings, and the Gus Fraenkel Medical Library is on the fifth floor of the Flinders Medical Centre.
The Central Library is the largest, and holds materials to serve the whole University community. The Law Library holds materials relevant to the law and legal studies courses offered by the University, and includes legislation, law reports and specialist books and journals. The Sturt Library specialises in the fields of nursing, midwifery, disability and optometry, while the Gus Fraenkel Medical Library services both School of Medicine students and Flinders Medical Centre staff.
The library system contains more than 1 million books and periodicals on all subjects related to the teaching and research interests of the University staff and students. The library has over 52,000 electronic journal titles, 350 academic databases and 112,000 eBooks. Access is available on campus on student computers and remotely.
There are extensive reading and study areas in all the libraries, and each library offers borrowing facilities to any student in the University. Each library has computers available for student use, with a standard range of software including internet access and word processing software. A 24 hour computer lab is provided in the Sturt Library. Printing and copying facilities are available in all the libraries. The libraries are open for extensive hours, including evenings and Saturday and Sunday during semester.
FindIt@Flinders provides access to the Library's online and print collections in a single search. It includes everything found in the Library's catalogue (books, ebooks and DVDs) plus a lot of the content available through the Library's databases. Training is offered at the beginning of each semester, and help is always available from the Information Desk.
Students and staff are able to borrow from the libraries of the other universities in South Australia under the terms of the Reciprocal Borrowing arrangement. Staff and post-graduate students requiring materials not held by the library may request them through the Document Services Unit. This service can deliver items from around the world.
Library staff are available during opening hours to assist students to make the best use of the library's resources.
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