Hours and locations

There are four Library sites located on the City, Brunswick, and Bundoora campuses. There is a Makerspace on the City campus in Franklin Street. RMIT University Archives is at Bundoora campus.

External visitors

External visitors please note that from 6.30pm weekdays and all weekend the campus buildings are only accessible with an RMIT swipe card.

Opening hours

Swanston Library

Street address: Building 10, Level 5 (access via escalators from Level 4 or lifts in Building 12), 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Contact: Ask the Library or call (03) 9925 2020

Returning your loans? An external returns chute is outside the entrance to Building 8, Level 2, off Swanston Street.

Postal address:

RMIT University Swanston Library
PO Box 2476
Melbourne VIC 3001

Getting there: Transport and parking information

Help

Friendly library assistants are ready to help you. You’ll see them near the entrance, just look for the person wearing the “Ask me” apron. They can help you find a study space, direct you to the book collection and if you need more help, they’ll show you the Library’s online assistance service called Ask the Library

Maps and floor plans

Wheelchair access

Car parking spaces are available on LaTrobe Street, near the Bowen Street entrance.

For more information on parking and permits go to City of Melbourne Parking for People with Disabilities.

Wheelchair access from Swanston Street is via lifts in Building 12.

Within the Library, nearly all-public areas are accessible to wheelchairs.

Toilets are located near the entrance to Swanston Library.

Bundoora Library

Building works at Bundoora. From 12 March to mid-April, the return chutes at Bundoora will be closed. Return items to the library assistants. After hours, leave them with staff at the Security desk in the foyer.

Street address: Building 210, Plenty Road, Bundoora.

Contact: Ask the Library or call (03) 9925 2020

Returning your loans? An external returns chute is outside the entrance to Building 210.

Postal address:

RMIT University Bundoora Library
PO Box 2476
Melbourne VIC 3001

Getting there: Transport and parking

Help

Friendly library assistants are ready to help you. You’ll see them near the entrance, just look for the person wearing the “Ask me” apron. They can help you find a study space, direct you to the book collection and if you need more help, they’ll show you the Library’s online assistance service called Ask the Library

Maps and floor plans

Wheelchair access

The Bundoora Library is accessible to people using wheelchairs. Entrance doors are self-opening and there is lift access to the upper and lower levels.

An accessible toilet is on level 2 near the Copy Card coin machine.

Accessible car parking is available in the car park next to the Bundoora Library.

Carlton Library

Street address: Building 94, Level 3, 23 Cardigan Street, Carlton.

Please note: The public library called Carlton Library has no connection with RMIT University.

Contact: Ask the Library or call (03) 9925 2020

Returning your loans: The return chutes are internal to the Library and only accessible during Carlton Library opening hours. Use the Swanston library external chute after hours.

Postal address:

RMIT University Carlton Library
PO Box 2476
Melbourne VIC 3001

Getting there: Transport and parking information

Help

Friendly library assistants are ready to help you. You’ll see them near the entrance, just look for the person wearing the “Ask me” apron. They can help you find a study space, direct you to the book collection and if you need more help, they’ll show you the Library’s online assistance service called Ask the Library

Maps and floor plans

Wheelchair access

There is a designated car-parking bay available outside the Carlton Library building.

The Library on level 3 is accessible via lifts.

Toilet and the changing place are near the lifts.

View of the Carlton Library interior.

Take the Carlton Library's virtual tour

Find out what you might expect when you visit in real life. To navigate, click and drag to explore each 3D space, or use 'tab' to move between interactive points. Can we make this tour better? Let us know at digital.learning.library@rmit.edu.au.

Brunswick Library

Street address: Building 514, Level 2, 25 Dawson Street, Brunswick.

Please note: Weekend access requires RMIT swipe card. Both entrances are on Dawson St. Pedestrian access is Entrance B and vehicle access is Entrance C.

Contact: Ask the Library or call (03) 9925 2020

Postal address:

RMIT University Brunswick Library
PO Box 2476
Melbourne VIC 3001

Getting there: Transport and parking information

Help

Friendly library assistants are ready to help you. You’ll see them near the entrance, just look for the person wearing the “Ask me” apron. They can help you find a study space, direct you to the book collection and if you need more help, they’ll show you the Library’s online assistance service called Ask the Library

Maps and floor plans

Wheelchair access

There is a car park at the west entrance to Building 514. Additional car spaces are available in the main car park at the rear of the campus. 

Ramp access and automatic doors are available at the west entrance of Building 514. Take the lift to level 3 of Building 514.

Toilets are on the ground level of building 514, near the lift and student Hub.

Makerspace

About the Makerspace: Visit the Makerspace website for more information about the resources and tools available. 

Please note: The Brunswick Campus B515 Makerspace is not operated/affiliated with the Library.

Access conditions: Current RMIT students and staff only.

Street address: Melbourne City campus Building 14, Level 3, Room 132. The main entrance is on Franklin Street.

Contact: library.sites@rmit.edu.au

Opening hours

  • Monday-Wednesday: 10am-4pm (closed: 1pm-1:30pm)
  • Thursday-Friday: closed
  • Weekends and public holidays: closed.

Please note: the Brunswick Campus B515 Makerspace is not operated/affiliated with the Library.

Wheelchair access

Access to the lower level of the Makerspace is available from the entrance on Franklin Street. 

Access to the upper level is via the Mobility Access Lift situated to the right of the escalator at the Swanston Street entrance to Building 12 and 14. Ground Level is 2B. Please take the lift to Level 3 and turn left at the end of the corridor.

RMIT University Archives

About RMIT University Archives: The Archives operate as the institutional repository for university records that are evidence of the functions and activities performed throughout RMIT. Our mission is to acquire, organise, preserve and publicise such materials and to assist researchers in their use.

Our collection spans from the commencement of the Working Men’s College in 1887 until present day, and includes records of predecessor entities. Visit the RMIT University Archives website for more information about digital preservation, our collections and links to digitised resources.

Access conditions: Open to external visitors by appointment.

Contact: Contact the Archives team or call + 61 3 9925 6067

Location: Bundoora campus, Building 202 (John W. Ross Building), 225-245 Plenty Road, Bundoora, Victoria.

Postal address:

RMIT University Archives
Wurundjeri Country
PO Box 71
Bundoora VIC 3083
Australia

Business hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 9am-4pm
  • Friday, weekends and public holidays: closed.

Wheelchair access

There are accessible car parks available in the car park near the entrance to Building 202 (John W. Ross Building). Automatic doors are available at the security entrance to Buildings 202 and 210. There is a lift to the upper and lower levels.

Toilets are on the level 2 (ground level) of Building 202, near the lift and student Hub.

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Community visitors are welcome

Our Library is open to community visitors and researchers. Membership is not required to access physical collections, free online resources and open study spaces. There are also options for those wishing to borrow from our collections.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.