Welcome! Here are our top tips for using the library

February 23, 2015 – 8:19 am

New to ACU? Want to get started using the library? Here are 5 top tips to get you started….

Top tip #1 Leap into Learning

Leap into Learning (LiL) an online tutorial that helps you develop the skills you need to make the most of the Library’s services and resources and succeed at university.  LiL gives you a great head start when it comes to searching and analysing information, so Leap into Learning as soon as you can!

* you must self enrol into LiL 🙂


Top tip #2 Check out our Subject guides

If you want to find good quality, scholarly information on a particular topic, but don’t know where to start – have a look at the Library’s Subject guides.  The guides are put together by subject Liaison Librarians who really know their stuff and they point you in the right direction to find the best databases, journals and ebooks, and much, much more for a particular subject area.  You’ll find a link to the Subject guides on our website.

Top tip #3 Get to know the Library website – library.acu.edu.au

It’s your starting point to access the more than 450 databases, 189,000 ebooks and over 108,000 ejournals available to you while you study at ACU. The Library website never sleeps and you can access the Library’s high quality resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week anywhere you are online.

Top tip #4 Your student card is your Library card

Use your student card to borrow from campus libraries.  Sign in to MyLibrary using your ACU username (student number) and password (date of birth in the format ddmmyyyy unless you have changed it) to check loans, request and renew items or pay fines. Add credit to your card in any campus library.

Top tip #5 Keep up to date

Check your email & Library social media channels to keep up-to-date. The Library sends important notices about loans, overdue books, etc. to your ACU student email, so check your email regularly.  Keep up-to-date with Library happenings via Library News (ACU Library’s blog), Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and Twitter.  So read, like, watch, see or tweet us today!

And if you are a continuing student or an experienced library user, please tell us your top library tip or trick!



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