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Personal Librarian service

Helping you to get the most out of the ANU Library

Your Libraries

You can use any of our specialised library branches. Find out more about which branch is best suited to your area of study:

Chifley Library

The Chifley Library is our social sciences and humanities library. The collection includes anthropology, archaeology, art, art history, classics, commerce, design and new media, economics, film, finance, gender studies, history, language and literature, linguistics, music, philosophy, political science, religion, sociology, visual art, and more!

Hancock Library

The Hancock Library provides material from most areas of science; engineering; technology and medicine. The collection includes general science, history and philosophy of science, science policy, chemistry, mathematical and computing sciences, physics, psychology, biological and medical sciences, forestry, geography, geology, earth and environmental sciences, and engineering and technology.

Law Library

The Law Library provides a wide range of legal resources for staff and students. Collections include public and international law resources, including statues and case law, plus a wide range of textbooks and journals and a law reform commission collection.

Menzies Library

The Menzies Library supports Asia Pacific studies in the fields of history, anthropology, politics and international relations, literature and language, religion and philosophy; as well as rare books, manuscripts and special collections.

Borrowing Items

Higher Degree Research students can borrow up to 100 books from the library. If you need to have the lending limit increased please contact us at or use the Ask a librarian form.

If the ANU Library does not have the item you need, students may request and borrow resources from other libraries.

A bulk of the ANU Library collections are stored in off-site storage at the ANU Print Repository. Items requested from the repository will be delivered to the Chifley Library reserve shelves.

Returning Items

You can return items via the return chute at any ANU Library branch. Return chutes are marked for general or short loan returns.

You can renew items you have on loan on the ANU Library website My Library Record page. This is a great way to avoid fines for late returns!

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