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Library Services and COVID-19

Library Services for Academics and Higher Degree by Research Students

Libraries associated with the University that are located in Victoria are now closed and library staff are no longer able to work on-site. Libraries located outside Victoria may still be able to support mediated loans ("Click & Collect") and other library services. Support for online tuition is available through the e-resources supplied by the Library Hub and those provided in ARK by lecturers. However, given the significant need for special research services to support academic staff and higher degree by research (HDR) students the University announced the following measures early in the pandemic:

  1. A grant of $10,000 to the School of Graduate Research (SGR) for the purchase of e-books and digital resources required by HDR students, through the Library Hub.
  2. A virtual document delivery service to provide scanned copies of journal articles or book chapters which are not available digitally but are held in the print collections of participating libraries, for research purposes only and subject to copyright requirements.
  3. A grant of $1,000 for the provision of document delivery and interlibrary loan services for resources held in library collections in Australia or overseas.
  4. An e-consultancy service for academic staff and HDR students to navigate electronic resources and to assist with access to print collections where possible.
  5. Virtual document delivery, interlibrary loan and e-consultancy service requests can be made by emailing library@divinity.edu.au

Further details are available from the relevant tabs on the Library Services and COVID-19 LibGuide.

Through these measures, the University and its associated libraries aim to support ongoing research and research training at this time of critical need.