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Library Services and COVID-19

Welcome

Library Hub staff and librarians working at libraries associated with the University are committed to providing continued access to library services and resources as the global coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves. 

The University continues to provide access to a huge number of online library resources via the Library Hub and library staff are still available to assist. 

This LibGuide will be a central place to update the University community about any library-related developments. 

In the coming days we will add further information, including:

  • Special Services for Higher Degree by Research Students
  • Document Delivery (Inter-library loans)
  • Scanning Services​

We appreciate your patience and understanding during these challenging times.

We look forward to the time when we can resume normal library services across the library network.

Please email library@divinity.edu.au if you would like to suggest additional useful content for this LibGuide.

Libraries Associated with the University of Divinity*

  • Mannix Library  - closed
    Library staff are working from home or behind closed doors and are available to assist with enquiries and requests via email. Please r
    etain books already on loan and don't worry about renewing them. Our system has been updated to extend loans until 30 June 2020 and to prevent overdue notices being sent.
    Our scanning and document delivery (inter-library loan) service continues for book chapters and journal articles for academic staff and HDR students. See our website or Facebook page for updates.

    Students studying units at Catholic Theological College – Use the “Course Reserves” link at the top right of the Mannix Library website. Clicking on the link for each unit will provide a list of all items on Reserve, and include a link to any eBook versions.
  • Carmelite Library - closed
    Retain books already on loan and don't worry about renewing them. The activities of the Carmelite Centre are suspended until further notice. Inter-library loan services are maintained. The librarian works behind closed doors, or else at home, so emails and phone calls are welcome. 
  • Whitley College Library - closed
  • Dalton McCaughey Library - closed 
    Library staff are available to assist with enquiries and requests via email, 9am – 5pm.
    Please continue to renew books online as they become due to assist the return to normal business when it occurs. Overdue fines are suspended. Books can be returned via the chute near the south entrance.
    Students studying units at Pilgrim Theological College, the Jesuit College of Spirituality and Trinity College Theological School – Use the “Course Reserves” link under the search box on the Dalton McCaughey Library website. Clicking on the link for each unit will provide a list of readings and include a link to eBook versions.
    Requests from college staff and HDR students will be prioritised. Refer to the library website and Facebook page for updates.
  • Stirling Library - closed
  • Trinity College - campus closed to the public 
    The library is closed to the public, including including University of Divinity students, until further notice.  Access to resources for University of Divinity students will need to be done via inter-library loan. The library is also willing to scan and email sections of books (within copyright limits). Email library@trinity.unimelb.edu.au or phone 03 9348 7469.
  • St Paschal Library closed
    ​See Library website for updates. Email Library manager or phone 03 9896 4450.
  • ALC Library - closed 
    The preferred mode of contact with staff during this time is via phone or email, rather than face to face. Details
  • Dominican Studium Library - closed
  • Eva Burrows Library - Closed to the public and any face to face contact with students and staff. The two library staff (part- time) are currently working in the closed library following the required protocols of social distancing.  Online and telephone inquiries by students, staff and Salvation Army personnel are being answered daily by the library staff..
  • St Athanasius College Library closed
    If you wish to return books, please email the librarian (Deborah Decru) to arrange. All the readings and resources you need to complete your units and assessment tasks will be made available through the Library Hub and ARK in the weeks to come. There is no need to come to the Library to borrow books from now on.
  • Redemptorist Library : Open to Redemptorist residents at Kew only. Over this COVID-19 time Siobhan will not be in the library, but can be contacted at any time to assist with finding library books or journal articles, etc. preferably by emailing fostersiobhan@hotmail.com or texting her on 0412 674 602. Take care and keep safe.
  • Patrick Murphy Memorial Library, Divine Word Missionaries : Open to SVD residents only. Over this COVID-19 time Siobhan will not be in the library, but can be contacted at any time to assist with finding library books or journal articles, etc. preferably by emailing fostersiobhan@hotmail.com or texting her on 0412 674 602. Take care and keep safe.