The library’s new discovery service Primo is now available for all students.
CLICK HERE to access Primo online.
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.
Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
There are seven computers available for student use inside and outside the Library on Level 8.
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
- Turn ON machine
- Place original document on glass face down
- For 2 sided print, place it on top of the document feeder
- Swipe your student ID card to ensure that it has enough credit balance.
- Press COPY on swipe machine
- Select number of copies on printer keyboard
- Press button
- Select PRINT on the computer
- Ensure the correct printer has been selected – SHARP MXM45OU PCL6_Libstu
- Swipe your Student ID card and ensure it has enough credit balance
- Press PRINT on swipe machine
- Press button
- Take an Assignment Coversheet from the first bookcase in the library
- Complete all the information requested on the Assignment Coversheet
- 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.
- 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
We have subscriptions to the following periodicals.
- Time Magazine
- Evolve Student Magazine
- Management Today
- Business 360°
- Gourmet Traveller
- Restaurant and Catering
- Food for Thought
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.
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
2 renewals (six weeks)
To renew you can:
- Come into the library
- Call us on 03 9662 8022 Extension 180
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure that you return your items before completing your course.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Only guide dogs are permitted in the Library.
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- Writing in Business
- Writing for Hospitality
- Writing in Information Technology
- Writing in Nursing
- Australian Business Database
- Australian Bureau of Statistics
- Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
- Australian Stock Exchange
- Australian Taxation Office
- Australian Trade Commission
- Business Victoria
- Consumer Affairs Victoria
- 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
- Australian Multicultural Community Services Inc
- Better Health
- Department of Human Services
- Department of Social Services
- Family and Community Services
- Human Services
Early Childhood Education and Care
- Aussie Childcare Network
- 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
- Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange
- Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework
- ABC Australiaplus
- Business English Exercises
- English Grammar Guide
- EAP Toolkit
- ESL Lounge Student
- Free Dictionary
- National Geographic Learning
- Using English for Academic Purposes
- 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
- Cisco Learning Network
- IT World
- Learn Typing
- Network World
- Australian Drug Information Network
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
- Cochrane Library
- Free Medical Journals
- Health Direct Australia
- Merck Manuals
- Victorian Government Health Information
- World Health Organisation
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