Fisher Library: This library offers a range of services for postgraduates, including specialist faculty liaison librarians. Fisher has a limited number of lockers and carrels available. Information about these can be obtained at Loan Enquiries, the Fisher Information Desk, Floor 3, Entrance Level, Fisher Library, during office hours, Monday to Friday (phone: 9351 2265, 9351 2993/2994).
Postgraduates may borrow Research Library books for up to eight weeks, with a similar renewal periods allowed, provided the books have not been requested by another reader. Loans from the Undergraduate Library Short Loan collection are for ONE week only and are non-renewable.
Fisher can also arrange interlibrary loans of books it does not stock or electronic document delivery of articles the library does not hold. The Interlibrary Loan section is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Requests can be submitted electronically via MyLibrary. Alternatively contact your faculty liaison librarians in the Arts Library Services Team.
Fine Arts Slide Library: This extensive slide collection, located in the Fine Arts Department in the Mills Building, may provide a useful complement to literary research. Borrowing privileges are restricted to three days, with preference given to Fine Arts staff.
Mitchell Library: This library holds extensive resources in Australiana, including published material, manuscripts, maps and photographs. Material cannot be borrowed, but the library provides a photographic reproduction, or a photocopying, service for pre- and post-1900 material (for a fee). This library can also provide On-Line searches. For further information about Mitchell Library contact the Reader Services Librarian, 9230 1471.
Australian Literature Resources Centre
The Australian Literature section of the department maintains a collection of indexes of mainly Australian literary material compiled from various sources including newspapers, magazines, and periodicals. The collection includes an extensive list of articles about many Australian authors and topics and an index of nineteenth- and twentieth-century newspapers and periodicals. The index cards, listed according to author, subject, and title, are supplemented by extensive files, which contain articles, newspaper clippings, book reviews and ready-made bibliographies on a variety of subjects. The ALRC also houses a number of Australian journals and the many tapes of recorded readings by and interviews with Australian and international women writers made by the feminist collective felt. Postgraduates are welcome to use this service, housed in room N411, on the fourth floor of the John Woolley Building. The centre is open each Monday 10.30am- 4pm.