Libraries Brochure from the University of Divinity

The University of Divinity has released a brochure introducing staff and students to the various libraries that serve the University community. All staff and students of the University (including students of Pilgrim Theological College, Trinity College Theological School and Jesuit College of Spirituality) are reminded that they are eligible to borrow from all libraries associated with the University.

There is a limited number of these brochures at the library. An electronic version can also be found here.

Semester hours, 1st Semester, 2018

Welcome to our new and returning borrowers. During semester we are open longer hours:

Monday    8:45 am to 6:30 pm
Tuesday   8:45 am to 7:30 pm
Wednesday 8:45 am to 6:30 pm
Thursday  8:45 am to 7:30 pm
Friday    8:45 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday  CLOSED
Sunday    CLOSED

During the mid-semester break (Monday 26th - Thursday 29th March and Wednesday 4th - Friday 6th April) we will be open 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

The library will be closed over the Easter long weekend (Friday 30th March - Tuesday 3rd April).

DML Council statement on new Chief Librarian

This is a statement from the Dalton McCaughey Library Council, the governance body for the DML:

The DML Council announce the appointment of Charlotte Clements as Chief Librarian. Charlotte will commence on February 12, 2018. Charlotte has extensive experience managing university and college libraries and looks forward to working with the DML's dedicated and professional staff.

On behalf of the Society of Jesus and Uniting Church in Australia, Council wish Charlotte every success in her new role.

Function to farewell Stephen Connelly

Stephen Connelly, Chief Librarian of the Dalton McCaughey Library, is retiring from his position. The DML Library Council are holding a farewell function to celebrate and commemorate Stephen's long service as Chief Librarian.

If you would like to wish Stephen farewell and thank you, please feel free to come along on Wednesday 31st January at 4:00pm to 5:30pm at the library. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by Monday 29th January. Please click here for details.

Library hours and closing dates, summer 2017-2018

Library hours from Monday 20th November to Thursday 21st December: 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

Friday 22nd December: 9:00am to 3:30pm.

Monday 25th December to Friday 5th January: Closed.

Monday 8th January to Friday 23rd February: 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

Extended hours will recommence for 1st Semester 2018 on Monday 26th February.

International praise for the Dalton McCaughey Library

The British ecumenist and Bonhoeffer scholar, Keith Clements, has recently published a memoir in which he describes a visit he made to Melbourne in 2006, and gives the following mention of the DML.

"It was wonderful to be living next to a good theological library while ten minutes walk away next to Ormond College was the Dalton McCaughey Library, the finest theological library I have ever seen after that in Union Seminary, New York."

Professor Clements' new memoir is Look back in hope: an ecumenical life, published by Resource Publications of Eugene, Oregon. Find it in the Library at JR22 C626 .

Go here for a report on the World Council of Churches website of the launch of Professor Clements' book at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva in September.

Temporary loss of access to selected ebook titles


The problem seems to be fixed. Please contact library staff if you have trouble accessing any of the ebooks.

The library has temporarily lost access to ebooks from one of our ebook platforms. Unfortunately these ebooks were selected with coursework units in mind. We are trying to rectify the situation as quickly as possible, but please be aware that for most of these titles we also have print copies, often in the Reserve collection, so that borrowers may copy or scan relevant chapters. Online students may contact library staff on 93408888 or to request book chapters to be sent to them (as photocopies or electronically) free of charge.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Library hours for the remainder of 2017

The library will be open 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday during the mid-semester break (Monday 25th September to Friday 6th October) except for Friday 29th September, when the library will be closed for the Grand Final Eve holiday.

Extended hours will resume on Monday 9th October and will continue until the end of the exam period (Friday 17th November). The library will be open as normal on Melbourne Cup Day (Tuesday 7th November).

Summer hours (9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday) will commence on Monday 20th November until the start of 1st semester 2018, with the exception of the Christmas-New Year period (exact dates to be announced closer to the time), when the library will be closed.