The Library is integral to the teaching, learning, and research activities of the Institute. We aim to achieve excellence in providing, promoting, and servicing information resources and services to meet the needs of students and staff. The Library seeks to provide quality services to all our staff and students through relevant collections aligned to our teaching and research areas, flexible learning spaces that give students a choice in how they want to learn and specialised library staff to assist clients with their information needs

Through its resources, services and staff, the Library offers an enriching experience for our students and staff as they pursue education and research. This is achieved by empowering our students and staff to discover and access rich information and by providing quality learning spaces and services that contribute to their experience and time at Angliss.

We aim to provide easy and seamless access to electronic information, strongly supporting our teaching and research specialisations. The facility offers learning support-focused services such as individual, group and quiet study facilities, computers, and wireless networks to support study and research

Our Collection Development Policy

Focuses on clarifying the framework and guidelines to inform purchase decisions for the Liaison Librarians. It is a public document that provides information to the broader Institute community on the scope of the collection and future collecting intentions in the specific areas strongly supportive of our teaching specialisations. The policy also provides the Institute with a clear statement of the Library’s goals and procedures relating to collection development.

Read the policy in full here: Collection Development Policy

2022 highlights

In 2022, we started the process of renaming the Learning Resource Centre to Library. Staff from the E-Learning Support nit are involved in a library website rebuild project, with will be corporate looking, visual, integrated with additional functions such as LibChat and user accessibility to the forefront, with nothing more than three clicks away. There is also a Libguides project, with principles such as visual appeal, screen space and linked headers and minimal text as guiding design principles.

An online referencing module has been recently added to a Digital Literacy series of tutorials for all Higher Education students. A module introducing students to library search tools and tips has been embedded into the first-year Foundation Academic Skills subjects for about two years. More modules are anticipated to be developed next year. EndNote Desktop training and an introduction to EndNote Basic was offered mid-year.

Our D Space research repository work continues with upwards of 350 outputs in the repository.

The Library received a Community Heritage Grant for its special collections from the National library. The grant aims to help community organisations such as libraries, museums and art galleries with the preservation of locally owned and nationally significant materials. The Library was delighted to be a 2021 Community Heritage Grant recipient and commended Vicky Qin, our Special Collections Librarian, for her work in the grant application process.