Getting to know your library will help make studying at university much easier

Our library staff are here to help you get the most out of your university experience. We offer study tips and help with researching, writing assignments, and preparing for exams. The Library also links you to an extensive range of study resources.

We are here to help with any questions about how to get started.

Welcome to the Library

We all know starting Uni can be a bit scary at first. So, where do you start? Here at the Library we want to help you during your studies. We understand that you need to be able to access everything online, right when you need it. From study tips and researching assignments to referencing and using resources, we are here to help.

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Come to an online library workshop

Getting up to speed with uni doesn't stop after orientation! The library is running online workshops on Understanding referencing and Using references in your writing.

Come along and improve your skills!

Earlybird workshops

A little preparation before you start university will make studying easier. Before Trimester 2, 2020 starts, we are offering a series of Earlybird workshops FREE of charge to our students.

How to join a workshop

  • Click date and time button below to join the workshop online via Collaborate Ultra.
  • Join 15 minutes before the session to ensure your audio is working. No web camera required.
  • When joining a workshop, identify yourself by typing in your first name.


Learn study skills and strategies to help you maximise your time, minimise your stress, and improve your experience and results.

Duration: 45 minutes


Learn how to analysis your assignments and to search the range of information resources available to you at Griffith University.

Duration: 45 minutes


Learn how to build an argument, structure an essay, and write in an academic style.

Duration: 45 minutes


Learn why referencing matters and how to avoid plagiarism by citing materials correctly in all academic work. You will be introduced to the Library Referencing guides and how to use them effectively.

Duration: 45 minutes


Learn how to get online, get connected, and get started at Griffith. This session will cover the most important terms, apps and systems that make up Griffith's Online Learning Environment.

Duration: 45 minutes

Orientation Market days

Whether you’re a new or returning student, Griffith’s Bounce Back Market Days are not to be missed. You’ll find our Griffith Library team at each campus Market Day, ready and willing to share everything we know about Library and IT at Griffith.

We can help you:

  • set up your wifi
  • navigate the Griffith Uni app
  • access workshops to get you uni-ready.

The Library stall usually has a few bonuses, like free USBs, lollies and even fun competitions with major prizes.

See you in O-Week!

Orientation Tours

During Orientation Week for Trimester 1 2020, take a 15-minute library tour at any of our campus libraries.  All tours run every half hour, on the hour and half hour.

Library campus Orientation time
Gold Coast 10 am - 2 pm
Logan 12 noon - 2 pm
Mt Gravatt 12 noon - 2 pm
Nathan 10 am – 2 pm
South Bank - College of Art 12 noon - 2 pm
South Bank - Queensland Conservatorium 12 noon - 2 pm

Please meet at the Library tour meeting point in the foyer of the Library; no booking required.

Take a virtual library tour

Writing, researching and referencing

Get started with writing, researching and referencing at university and make your life easier.

Find out more

Virtual library tours

Check out our libraries from the comfort of your couch - with a Google 360 tour

Study tips

Get the most out of your university study with these strategies.


Get your technology sorted

Getting connected and using reliable technology is imperative to your success. The Student computing website has you covered.

Course resources

We provide access to your required textbooks, resources and readings. Reading lists created by your course convenor contain links to electronic books and digitised readings or the library catalogue when resources are not available online.

Access reading lists

It's worth planning ahead

While many resources are accessible online they may have a limited number of simultaneous users so don't leave it to the last minute if you plan to rely on the library for your required and recommended readings.

  • Required resources are essential to your learning in a course and facilitate achievement of the course’s learning outcomes.
  • Recommended resources provide additional, background or current information relevant to the course’s learning outcomes.


We are here to help!

If you have any questions about the Library or computing, you can find your answers on Ask Us 24/7.

Or you can ask our friendly staff in person about Library and IT products and services,find us in the libraries or contact us by phone, email or chat.


Ask the Library

(07) 3735 5555