Library essentials for new students

Borrowing and using Library facilities

Your student ID card is also your Library card. You need this to borrow and use other Library services. For information on how to borrow Library items, check our Borrowing webpage.

You can also use your student card to print and photocopy.

You can manage your loans and borrowed items using My Account. Your login details are your LTU username and password (tip: you don't need to include in your username).

Read more about Library facilities on our facilities webpage.

Learning and assessment help

We have lots of services and resources to help you with assessments and improving your learning and study skills.

Attend a class or workshop

We offer a huge range of classes and workshops covering topics like referencing, academic writing, finding information, understanding assessments and more. Check our events page for upcoming workshops.

Find items from your reading lists

For most subjects, textbooks and other readings are available for free online in the University Reading List system. Search by your subject name or code.

Find information for your assessments

We have a wide range of online databases you can use when researching and finding information for your assessments. Learn how to use our online databases.

Heard a lot about ChatGPT and other AI tools recently? Make sure you understand AI and how to work with it responsibly while completing your degree.

Try our Assessment Planner

Based on your assessment due date, our Assessment Planner will create a step-by-step timeline, with personalised target deadlines, to ensure you complete everything on time.

Check out Achieve@Uni

Our Achieve@Uni website has resources, writing samples and tips to support you in completing assessments and improving your skills.

Book a one-to-one consultation

If you need some one-to-one help with assessments or study, we offer 45-minute consultations where you can ask questions and get advice.

  • an Academic Skills and Language Advisor for help with study skills, assessment planning and academic writing
  • a Librarian for help with referencing, finding information and identifying assessment/research questions.

Or drop-in to see:

  • a Peer Learning Advisor (PLA) for help with study and assessments (PLAs are experienced students trained to help other students)
  • an expert in maths, science and coding for general or specific help with those skills through our Discipline Hubs.

Help for international students

La Trobe University has a variety of different services to support our international students. We're here to help with advice, information and support. Check our International students study support webpage for more information.

Ask us for help

Library staff are here to help you develop your skills and find the information you need.

Find us through: