About us

La Trobe University Library is a leading academic library operating as one library service across all campuses.

A large and growing proportion of the Library's scholarly information resources are available in digital form and can be accessed by all students and staff, regardless of location.

The Borchardt Library at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus holds the largest proportion of the total physical collection, delivers centralised services for all campus libraries, and provides a library service to the CBD campuses.

The Heyward Library at the Bendigo campus provides substantial collections, facilities and services to support courses and research at this campus.

The David Mann Library at the Albury-Wodonga campus is a shared facility of La Trobe University (Albury-Wodonga) and the Wodonga Institute of TAFE.

The library service at the Shepparton campus is a shared facility with the Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE, and the service at Mildura campus is a shared facility with Sunraysia Institute of TAFE.

A virtual library service is available at the Franklin Street and Collins Street city campuses.


The Library contributes to the University's Vision, by providing:

  • integrated scholarly collections
  • proactive information services, and
  • managed learning spaces.

Quick stats

Item 2013
Total items/volumes 2,146,255
Total current journal titles 100,036
Total current ebooks 472,966
Research repository records held   30,777
Research repository documents (open access) 3,222
Website visits (any page on site) 2,957,637
E-book downloads 677,691
E-journal article downloads 4,042,302
Visits to Library buildings (turnstile count) 1,673,637
Loans of physical items (incl. Reserve) 387,084
Total clients (staff and students) 38,682
Total staff 119

Source: FromLibrary Year in Review statistics compiled by Library Quality and Planning staff.

Collection strengths and treasures

Find out about the library's collection strengths and treasures.