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.

Library Strategy 2016-2017

Quick stats

Item 2015
Total current books and audiovisual materials1,945,388
Total serial electronic titles 98,557
Total current ebooks 506,699
Research repository records held   42,660
Research repository documents (open access) 4,813
Website visits (any page on site) 3,019,082
E-book downloads 1,046,472
E-journal article downloads 4,098,978
Visits to Library buildings (turnstile count) 1,972,529
Loans of physical items (incl. Reserve) 181,382
Total clients (staff and students) 33,418
Total staff 107

Source: Library Facts & Figures 2015 statistics compiled by Library Quality and Communications staff.

Collection strengths and treasures

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