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Melbourne / Bendigo / AW / Study spaces for SWOTVAC and exams

If you didn’t know, the Melbourne, Bendigo and Albury-Wodonga libraries have extended their opening hours for the exam period 14 October – 21 November.

With the libraries getting some extra traffic in this busy period, it’s important that all students know the plethora of study spaces on offer at each campus.

Want a silent area to smash out some exam study? Are you after a room to discuss a group assignment? A comfy area to do some relaxed study? Read on below.

REMEMBER: If you’re studying late at Melbourne, Bendigo or Albury-Wodonga, use the Uni-Safe Service, which is available to all staff and students at these campuses by calling (03) 9479 2222.


There’s something for everyone in the Borchardt Library. On Level 1, there’s several rooms and study booths available to book for group study. If you don’t mind some chatter while you’re putting pen to paper, there’s many tables and computer zones for individual or group work.

If you like the buzz of quiet conversation while studying, Level 2 is the one for you. Like Level 1, there’s a bunch of rooms and booths on offer and plenty of computers for individual study. There are also specific areas for Postgraduate students, with the Research Commons and the aptly-named Postgraduate study room – just swipe your student card at the entrance for access.

Silence is key on Level 3. It features loads of individual study spaces, so take your laptop up there and get stuff done. Want to settle in and get comfy? Try the egg chairs located at the car park end of the Library. CAUTION, HEAVY BREATHERS: you may be asked to stop breathing. People like it quiet on Level 3.


The Heyward Library’s Level 2 is all about group study. There are three group study rooms available to book, which is ideal for hustling on those final assignments or some exam prep with classmates. There are also computers spread across the level. With Spring now upon us, you can pair studying with some crucial Vitamin C on the Level 2 balcony. Oops, that makes studying sound fun.

Up on Level 3, there’s lots of space for silent study and computer stations scattered around the main collections. There’s also a group study area and computers on the mezzanine floor.


At the David Mann Library, Level 1 is where you’ll want to be if you need a computer or to get those final group assignments done. Students can book group study rooms at the Information Desk, which have access to a DVD/VHS player and a large-screen computer. Students with disabilities have priority of Group Study Room 1, as it contains a computer with specialised equipment.

Head up to Level 2 and you will find the quiet group study space, and individual silent study spaces on the east side, but keep the volume low and enjoy this quiet oasis.

Happy studying!

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