The Library offers flexibility and choice, backed by intelligent systems to assist you in making informed decisions. Achieve your outcomes with a wide range of data and access to discipline specific resources 24/7.
Access your required textbooks and readings
Find databases and other resources for your study area
Get help searching and using our resources
Request resources from local and overseas libraries
Find out what you can borrow and how borrowing works
Use My account to:
- View your current loans and due dates
- Renew your loans
- Place and cancel holds (Griffith staff and students only)
- View unpaid charges
- Authorise recording of your borrowing history
- Rate and review items
- Set up alerts and saved lists.
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.
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.
Library resources can be accessed online 24/7 from wherever you are. We use various technologies on these platforms so that you are not locked out behind a paywall when you are off-campus. Just access electronic resources through our catalogue or databases—you may be prompted to login with your Griffith username and password.
Find a library database
Get direct access to your favourite database off-campus by searching for its title in the library catalogue. You can also browse our alphabetical list.
Can't print or download that ebook? Detailed self-help is available.
If you start your search on the open web, these tools will make it easier to access our subscribed resources.
If you use the Chrome Browser you can install the LibKey Nomad browser extension to link you to full text.
You can set-up Google Scholar to access full text articles available via Griffith Library.
BrowZine allows you to access the full text of articles and view the Table of Contents (for supported publishers) in a consistent interface. You can also look up and browse journals by subject area, download articles and export references to citation managers. BrowZine is available as a mobile app and web interface.
Alternatively, if you do find a resource on the web you want access to, search for its title in the library catalogue and follow the links to full text.
If a standard loan item you have on loan is placed on hold by another borrower, you will receive a recall email notice asking you to return the item. Recall notices specify a new due date for the item on loan, allowing a minimum 7-day loan period on a standard loan.
Enrolled as off-campus? On rural placement? We will send resources to your remote location.
Alumni and community members
You can walk into any campus library for free access to our physical resources, however we do not allow access to electronic resources. You can also borrow selected resources by joining the library for a fee.
Get items from other Griffith campus libraries
You can request books from other Griffith campus libraries by placing a hold in the library catalogue.
We will copy articles held at another Griffith University campus library when the journal is not held at your home campus or electronically.