Summer hours 2015-2016

Library opening hours will change after the end of the 2nd Semester exam period:

  • From Monday 16th November until Wednesday 23rd December the library will be open 9am to 5pm.
  • On Thursday 24th December the library will be open 9am to 2:30pm.
  • The library will be closed for the Christmas break from Friday 25th December (Christmas day) until Sunday 10th January 2016.
  • From Monday 11th January to Friday 19th February the library will be open 9am to 5pm except for the Australia Day holiday (26th January) when we will be closed.

Extended opening hours will resume on Monday 22nd February.

ATLA survey about information findability

The American Theological Library Association invites the Australian theological research community to participate in a survey aimed at finding out how readers find and access journals and books online.

The survey is being carried out by Simon Inger and Tracy Gardner, consultants to the scholarly publishing community, and follows on from work undertaken in 2005, 2008 and 2012. This study will allow the consultants to report on trends in reader behavior and the main survey findings will once again be made publicly available.

At the end of the survey you will be redirected to a separate site where you can optionally enter our prize draw to win one of three $100 Amazon vouchers and optionally elect to receive by email a copy of the findings of this survey.

The survey should take no more than 9 minutes to complete. All responses are given anonymously and no tracking devices are used.

Access the survey at

This survey has been supported by the following organizations: Annual Reviews, American Theological Library Association (ATLA), The Bone & Joint Journal, Brill, Cambridge University Press, The IET, The JAMA Network/American Medical Association (AMA), OECD, Publishing Technology, Sage, and Wiley.

Mid-semester break

Library hours during the mid-semester break (Monday 21st September to Friday 2nd October) will be 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Extended hours resume on Monday 5th October.

EBSCO Full Text Finder service

The AtoZ of DML Journals service has been replaced by the EBSCO Full Text Finder service.

This service allows for quick and easy finding of journal titles (both electronic and print) and is a valuable resource for anyone working with journal citations.

Our journal information from the old AtoZ service has been moved to Full Text Finder, so you will be able to find information on over 650 ejournal titles and over 600 print journals held by the library. In addition, a great many ebook titles that the library has access to will also be findable through the Full Text Finder service.

To access the EBSCO Full Text Finder service click here

Library Hours June-July 2015

The library will be closed on Monday 8th June for the Queen's Birthday holiday.

Library hours will change to 9:00 to 5:00 Monday to Friday over the mid-year break (15th June to 24th July). Extended hours will resume on 27th July.

Changes to the library web site

Visitors to this web site may have noticed some changes recenty: We have moved our web site to a simpler, more secure framework.

The structure of the web site remains mostly unchanged, so you should be able to find the old web site content by following the menu along the top of the page. If you have previously bookmarked any pages in the old web site you will need to update those bookmarks.

Access to the library catalogue remains unchanged: Click on the Library catalogue link on the menu or go to

To send us feedback on the way the web site looks or behaves, or to send us reports of problems or errors in the web site, please send an email to or click on the Web site queries link at the bottom of the page.

Books at JSTOR

The library now provides access to a growing collection of ebooks in history, religion, theology and philosophy on the JSTOR platform, all from scholarly publishers. At last count there were 9,009 titles in this collection. A sample list of titles is provided here. You will encounter them in searching the catalogue; all of them are there.

JSTOR Register&Read

JSTOR is a full text database of articles in over 1700 academic journals. Generally access to JSTOR is by subscription only, but they have recently started Register & Read Beta (an experimental program to offer free, read-online access to individual scholars and researchers who register for a MyJSTOR account).

Registration is free, and provides access to articles in 1200 journals spread over many disciplines (not just Religion, Theology and Philosophy, but also Ecology, Politics, Women's studies, and many other areas of study).

If you'd like to know more, please click here for an information brochure from JSTOR.