24 hour library access during semester

04 September 2017

Between 11 September - 17 November 2017, City Flinders and Footscray Park libraries will be open 24 hours on weekdays for students, staff and alumni.

Higher Ed semester

During the HE semester, the City Flinders and Footscray Park libraries will remain open 24 hours a day from Monday 8am until Friday midnight.

During these times there are two different levels of service:

From 8am to midnight you can access:

  • library staff and all services.

From midnight to 8am you will only have access to

  • PCs
  • study spaces
  • self-services
  • eResources.

Hours for public holidays and mid-semester break

Mid-semester break (25-29 September 2017)

City Flinders and Footscray Park libraries are open 24 hours a day, during mid-semester break (25-29 September 2017) from Monday 8am until Friday midnight.

From 8am to 9pm you can access:

  • library staff and all services.

From 9pm to midnight you can access:

  • student assistants for help and advice (service desk is not operating) and all services.

From midnight to 8am you will only have access to:

  • PCs
  • study spaces
  • self-services
  • eResources.

Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final holiday (29 September)

City Flinders and Footscray Park libraries are open 24 hours on Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final holiday (Friday 29 September) for access to:

  • library staff and services from 10am - 5pm
  • PCs, study spaces, self-services and eResources only before 10am and after 5pm until midnight.

Please note: only VU and Victoria Polytechnic students, staff or alumni can use the library before 10am and after 5pm until midnight on AFL Grand Final holiday. A valid student, staff or alumni ID card is required.

Melbourne Cup Day (7 November)

City Flinders and Footscray Park libraries are open 24 hours on Melbourne Cup Day (Tuesday 7 November)for access to:

  • library staff and services from 10am - 5pm
  • PCs, study spaces, self-services and eResources only before 10am and after 5pm.

Please note: only VU and Victoria Polytechnic students, staff or alumni can use the library before 10am and after 5pm on Melbourne Cup Day. A valid student, staff or alumni ID card is required.

Weekends (10am – 10pm)

During HE semester until 17 November, City Flinders and Footscray Park libraries are open on weekends from 10am to 10pm.

Safety & security

Security guards are on duty during the extended hours (midnight - 8am). You can ask a security guard to escort you to the Footscray Park car park, the UniLodge or Victoria Place when you leave. Safety, security and support services are available on VU Safe mobile app.

All campus library hours

Opening hours for each campus library are available on the Library opening hours page.

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