When most people imagine a library, they picture dozens of shelves teeming with books. While a delightful view, 21st-century libraries are moving away from this image and creating spaces for people to learn, create and collaborate.

Electronic resources

At Griffith Library, we’re proud to call ourselves a 21st-century library. Griffith staff and students can access our physical collection at any of our six libraries located across five different campuses in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Logan,

It gets better. With over a million ebooks, ejournals and multimedia resources, the Digital Library is available to Griffith staff and students 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even when you’re off-campus. Access your course Reading Lists at the click of a button, search a Library database from the comfort of your own home or browse our Library catalogue as you wait for your coffee order.

Our electronic resources make studying easy—check them out today!

Study help

If you need help with academic writing, assignment or exam prep, note-taking, critical thinking, academic reading or research, the Library has a range of self-help tips and tools you can use. Just hop onto our Study smart web page and see what resources we offer.

For more targeted help, see our Referencing and Library guides:

Referencing is crucial to academic integrity and success. The Library’s Referencing guides provide examples of how to quote and paraphrase in the text of your assignment and format reference lists. Our guides cover these referencing styles and more!

  • APA7
  • Chicago 17
  • AGPS Harvard
  • IEEE

Remember: it’s your responsibility to find out what referencing style you are required to use and to locate the correct style guide.

Use Library guides to find databases and specialised resources for your discipline. Our Library guides cover:

  • business and government
  • criminology and law
  • education
  • health
  • humanities, social sciences and languages
  • music
  • science and technology
  • visual and creative arts.

If you already know which databases you need for your course, browse our databases A-Z.

Digital dexterity

Digital dexterity is a general term for broad skills in learning, working and living digitally—and the Library is making sure nobody gets left behind. That’s why we offer online tips and tools to ensure our staff and students have all the necessary skills to succeed at university.

Through our Develop digital skills webpage, Griffith staff and students can access a range of software, information and training. Learn to record and edit video assignments. Become social media savvy and learn how you can protect yourself online. Take our quiz to understand your level of digital dexterity and see which skills require further development.

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During trimester, the Library offers a range of workshops to help you improve your skills. Our Library workshops can help you get up to speed with:

  • researching
  • understanding referencing
  • understanding assignments
  • structuring assignments
  • using references in your writing
  • preparing for exams.

You can register for a Library workshop online.

Also, during O-Week, the Library offers Earlybird workshops on

  • study skills
  • exploring resources
  • referencing
  • starting assignments
  • writing assignments.

If you missed an Earlybird workshop, don’t worry! The Library has recordings available on our Student orientation webpage.

Study spaces

The Library offers a variety of study spaces, ranging from quiet or silent to social and collaborative study options. Each campus Library offers bookable study spaces for groups working on assignments, projects or presentations.

Take a tour of your Griffith Library to see our different spaces or book a group study room today!

The Library is a designated Safe Place for LGBTI staff and students. For more information about what being an LGBTI safe space means, visit the Library website or enrol in our short 20-minute online module ‘Walking in rainbow shoes‘.

Library. Here to help.

At the Library we understand the need for human connection. That’s why our friendly staff are happy to chat.

During our opening hours you may contact us by phone, email, chat or find us in person. You’re always welcome to visit any of our campus libraries, whether you’re studying online or usually based at a particular campus.

Outside of our opening hours, check out Ask Us 24/7 or send us an online enquiry and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. You might also like to browse the Library website or the Library Connect blog for information.

Becoming familiar with your Library today can make a huge difference tomorrow.