Library

The library's new discovery service Primo is now available for all students. Click the image below to enter Primo.

 

The student library on Level 8 (main campus 28 Elizabeth St) holds a range of textbooks, fiction and non-fiction, local and international magazines and newspapers, periodicals, interactive English-learning CDs (including popular titles) and DVDs to support teachers and students to produce excellent results in their subject area.

With loads of natural light and Elizabeth St views, the library is an ideal place for study at large communal tables, a quiet chat with friends, or to relax on comfortable couches. Student-Trainer meetings are often held here too.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

Contact

library@rgit.edu.au

Computers

There are seven computers available for student use inside and outside the Library on Level 8.

Wifi

There is Wifi access for current students in the library. Ask at desk for password.

Printing and photocopying

To print and photocopy students, need to have print credit added to their Student Card.

Cost for 1 page printing is $0.05

Cost for double sided printing $0.10

 

How to add print credit to your Student Card

Go to Reception Level 2 and ask to add credit to your Student Card to be able to print or photocopy. We accept:

Cash $1 - $5

EFTPOS/Credit Card minimum recharge $10

Maximum recharge limit of $20

Photocopy

  1. Turn ON machine
  2. Place original document on glass face down
  3. For 2 sided print, place it on top of the document feeder
  4. Swipe your student ID card to ensure that it has enough credit balance.                      
  5. Press COPY on swipe machine
  6. Select number of copies on printer keyboard
  7. Press button

Print

  1. Select PRINT on the computer
  2. Ensure the correct printer has been selected  - SHARP MXM45OU PCL6_Libstu                   
  3. Swipe your Student ID card and ensure it has enough credit balance
  4. Press PRINT on swipe machine
  5. Press button

 

  1. Take an Assignment Coversheet from the first bookcase in the library
  2. Complete all the information requested on the Assignment Coversheet
  3. With a library staff member, complete the information in the red Assessment Submission folder and receive your receipt from that staff member to prove your submission.
  4. Keep your receipt until you receive your marked and returned assessment.

Outside the library are large notice boards where students can share, or seek, information about:

  • rooms to rent/share
  • second-hand books
  • furniture wanted
  • organising trips to share travel costs
  • events information

Magazines and Newspapers

We have subscriptions to the following periodicals.

General

Time Magazine

Evolve Student Magazine

 

Business

Management Today

Franchising

Business 360°

 

Hospitality

Gourmet Traveller

Restaurant and Catering

Food for Thought

 

Information Technology

APC

Newspapers

The Age

The Australian

Herald Sun

 

Books

The library holds a collection that covers a wide range of interests and topics with a main focus on the subject areas covered by the courses offered by RGIT. Here are a few relevant titles.

coming soon...

To Borrow

To borrow, please come into the library on Level 8.

Select your items and take them to the circulation desk.

Please show your student card to borrow:

5 items

2 week loan period

Renew

2 renewals (six weeks)

To renew you can:

  • Come into the library
  • Call us on 03 9662 8022   Extension 180
  • Email linda@rgit.edu.au

 

Return

Please ensure that you return your items before completing your course.

 

LIBRARY FINES

Overdue books/magazines

There is a $1 per day overdue fine applicable.

Lost, stolen or damaged books

When you borrow a book or a magazine from the library, you are responsible to return it in the condition that you borrowed it.

When an item is lost, stolen or damaged there is the replacement cost, plus an administration cost of $50, applicable.

Please take care of your items loaned from the library.

 

LIBRARY USE RULES AND CONDITIONS

The authority vested in the Campus Librarian by these rules and conditions of use may be exercised by any member of the Library staff.

Rules for Borrowing Library Materials

In these rules the word "book" shall include any book, periodical, pamphlet, microform, film, audio or videocassette, compact disc, computer software, multimedia kit, map and any other Library material.

  • No book may be removed from the Library without the loan having been first recorded in the manner determined by the Campus Librarian, and such loan being subject to the Conditions of Loan laid down from time to time by the Campus Librarian and displayed on the Library Notice Board.
  • RGIT ID card holders are responsible for any transaction involving the use of their card.
  • A borrower shall not part with possession of any book on loan from the Library nor permit any other person to have use of or access to any such book.
  • No person shall, without proper authority, remove or alter any record or insertion required for the transaction of a loan which has been put on a Library book.
  • Every book borrowed from the Library must be returned to the Library by the date due recorded in the Library system.
  • Every borrower requested to return an overdue book must return the item immediately.
  • Notwithstanding the conditions of loan in operation at any time the Campus Librarian may vary the loan period for any book or may recall a book at any time.
  • When such recall is made the book shall be returned by the date specified in the recall notice.
  • If a book is not returned by the due date the full cost of its replacement or an amount as determined from time to time shall on demand be payable to the Institute by the borrower together with a service fee.
  • Users are responsible for all books consulted, whether borrowed for use outside the Library or not, and will be held liable for any loss, mutilation or other damage. The full cost of either repair or replacement shall on demand be payable to the Institute, together with a service fee.

Conditions of Use of the Library

  • Unseemly behaviour is not permitted in the Library. Any person who is causing a disturbance will be asked to leave.
  • Users of RGIT Library must:
  • Show their RGIT ID card when requested by an authorised representative of the Campus Librarian.
  • Comply with the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 and the Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Act 2000 currently in force. Users are referred to the statutory notice posted adjacent to copying machines. Copies of these Acts are available for reference at the Library Information Desk.
  • Present all books and the contents of bags and cases for inspection on request, by a staff member.

Noise

  • Be considerate of others.
  • Turn mobile phones to silent on entry to the Library. Calls may be taken outside the library.
  • Use laptop computers in designated zones only.

Food

  • Please eat and drink in the basement recreation area
  • Only drinks in sealable bottles near the computers
  • Library users must obey announcements regarding closing times
  • Accessibility
  • Only guide dogs are permitted in the Library.

Current Affairs

The Age

The Australian

Herald Sun

 

Academic

22 Science-Backed Study Tips to Ace a Test

Academic Sentence Starters

Academic Word List

Academic Writing

Academic Writing - Plagiarism

Referencing with Cite|Write

Help Yourself

How to Study

How to Study in Six Simple Steps

Howtostudy.com

HowToStudy.org

Reference Style Guide APA

Study Tips & Study Skills

Useful Phrases for Academic Writing

wikiHowtodoanything - study

Words to Avoid List for Academic Writing

Writing in Business

Writing for Hospitality

Writing in Information Technology

Writing in Nursing

 

Business

Australian Business Database

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Australian Stock Exchange

Australian Taxation Office

Australian Trade Commission

Business.gov.au

Business Victoria

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Forbes

Harvard Business Review

World Business Forum

 

Careers and Jobs

Australian Job Search

Graduate Careers Australia

My Future: Australia’s Career Information Service

Victorian Skills Gateway

 

Community Services

Australian Multicultural Community Services Inc

Better Health

Department of Human Services

Department of Social Services

Family and Community Services

Health.vic

Human Services

 

Early Childhood Education and Care

Aussie Childcare Network

Australia.gov.au

Australian Childcare Alliance

Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority

Australian Institute of Family Studies

Children Beyond Dispute

Community Child Care Co-operative

Department of Human Services

Education and Care Services National Regulations

Family Day Care Australia

Get Up & Grow - Directors/Coordinators Book

Guide for family day carers

Kids Matter

Montessori Australia

Mychild.gov.au

Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange

Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework

 

ELICOS

Agendaweb

ABC Australiaplus

BBCLearningEnglish

Business English Exercises

English Grammar Guide

EAP Toolkit

ESLYes

ESL Lounge Student

Free Dictionary

National Geographic Learning

TakeIELTS.britishcouncil.org

Using English for Academic Purposes

 

Hospitality

Age Good Food Guide

Australian Hospitality Directory

BBC Food

Gourmet Traveller  

Hospitality Magazine

Institute of Hospitality

Melbourne Cheapskate

Restaurant and Catering Magazine

 

Individual Support - Aged Care

Better Health

Department of Social Services

Myagedcare

Rights of Older People

 

Information Technology

Apple

Cisco

Cisco Learning Network

ComputerWorld

InfoWorld

IT World

Learn Typing

Network World

PCWorld

vmware

 

Nursing

Australian Drug Information Network

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Cochrane Library

Free Medical Journals

Health Direct Australia

MedlinePlus

Merck Manuals

Victorian Government Health Information

World Health Organisation

 

OTHER LIBRARIES

Melbourne Library Service

How to Join

Joining is free and easy. Library membership is open to all residents of Victoria.

ESL Resources

Melbourne Library Service has one of the largest collections of adult ESL and English literacy material in Australia, containing a wide variety of resources to assist in learning to speak, listen, read, and write in English.

eLibrary

With your free library membership access eBooks, eAudio, eNewspapers, Oi! Online Information, Listen to Music, Learning Languages and eFilm

Lynda.com
Lynda.com is an online learning company that helps anyone learn software, design and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. Melbourne Library Service offers its customers free and unlimited access to the entire Lynda.com library ONLY at any of their five branches; it is not available on your home network.

Dynamic Learning Online

Simple online training solutions for teaching how to use popular computer applications including Introduction to Computer Technology

  • Using and searching the Internet
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Social Network Training (Twitter, Facebook, Blogging)

 

State Library of Victoria

How to Join

Joining the Library is free, and you can register for a Library card quickly and easily online. You can choose to have your Library card mailed (usually next day) or pick it up in person. We also process memberships and provide Library cards on the spot (please bring proof of your identity and Victorian address).

Databases

Library membership provides you with free 24 x 7 online access to the Library’s subscriptions to hundreds of leading databases and hundreds of thousands of journals, papers, databases, eBooks and articles including:

ProQuest Business

ProQuest Science

ProQuest Health and Medicine

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Macquarie Dictionary

 

National Library Australia

How to join

Join for free and have your library card mailed to you

eResources

A wide range of information available with your library membership.

 

Public Libraries in Victoria