ANU Library services during remote work and study period - Frequently Asked Questions

26 March 2020

ANU campuses have moved to remote work and study from Thursday 26 March until 27 June 2020.

During this time ANU staff and students can access the JB Chifley Library Information Commons and One Button Studio through swipe card access only.

All other ANU Library buildings will be closed.

The announcement of changes to ANU Library services during this period can be found here.

How can I find online resources?

ANU Library has extensive resources online to support academics and students. From our website you can find:

Online resources are also available from:

  • ANU Press – more than 880 scholarly books and journals
  • Open research repository – over 106,000 scholar articles, theses, papers and more; and more than 76,000 digitised library and archive items

Will any library buildings be open?

The JB Chifley Library Information Commons and One Button Recording Studio will be open to the ANU community through swipe card access.

All other ANU Library buildings will be closed.

How do I access the Chifley Library?

ANU staff and students can access the Chifley Library through swipe card access. You will need to use your ANU ID to gain access to the building.

This will provide ANU students and staff access to computers, printers, study spaces and the One Button Recording Studio.

Please note you will be required to comply with ANU guidelines including social distancing and hygiene.

Security staff will be regularly attending the Library.

How do I use the One Button studio to record material for my course

The One Button Studio is on level 4 of the JB Chifley Library – you can find information about how to use the studio on our website.

What if I have items out on loan?

All ANU Library loans will be extended to ensure that no one is penalised during the period.

You can renew many of your loans yourself through via My Library Record.

ANU Library staff are currently in the process of extending loans. This should be finalised in the coming weeks. Library users can view their loans have been extended via My Library Record.

You can return physical books through the chutes in the JB Chifley library if you wish.

If you have any specific questions, please email

Will I be fined for overdue material?

No. Fines will be waived for overdue material during the university’s remote work and study period.

How do I get support from the library?

ANU Library staff are available to support your study and research online.

You can seek assistance via email or arrange for a consultation via Zoom or other systems.

Contact the Library with any requests at

You may find our online resources answer your questions:

What if I can’t find or access a resource I need?

Please contact us on if you cannot find a resource that you need of have problems accessing resources. Note that you will need to be logged on using your university ID and password to access many resources.

We will endeavour to make the resources you need available or liaise with our suppliers to fix any access issues.

Many publishers have provided access to additional resources during this period. The Library has developed a list of publishers offering free access which is being frequently updated. Note: to access these resources you will need to log on to the ANU website.

Support for Citing and referencing

The Library has a series of great guides on citing and referencing to help you. Our online guides include:

Please watch this website for information about online sessions to help you with referencing.

You can also ask for assistance by emailing Staff can arrange for online consultations and answer any questions.

Can I access books held in another ANU Library location or another library?

You will be able to access books held in the Chifley Library that are not on loan.

You will not be able to access books held in any other Library building or other libraries.

Please note that all ANU theses have been digitised and many journals and books are available in online versions. These can be found through the catalogue, Supersearch, A-Z journal list and e-resources & databases.

If you wish to access materials that are not available please contact