About the Library
The GBCA Library is designed to provide a learning environment that enables and supports teachers’ and students’ teaching, learning and research needs. A range of relevant resources in a variety of formats are provided to support the successful completion of all the Global Business College Australia and University of Canberra courses.
The general collection contains all the required textbooks, along with additional references that are recommended for each course taught at GBCA and University of Canberra. An Academic and Career support collection is included to empower students to succeed both at GBCA and afterwards in their respective careers. Support materials for the international students’ study of the English language are also provided. Course relevant magazines and daily newspapers are provided to ensure that students’ and teachers’ knowledge is current regarding their field of study and international events.
The Library collection includes items in the Course Reserve section with a Short Loan of 3 hours, which must be used only in the library, to ensure that the core texts are always available. There are also items within the collection with a Short Loan of 3 and 7 days, so that key texts are available to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to use the texts.
The main collection, including fiction and non-fiction, is available for a three-week loan with three renewals.
If you are experiencing difficulty, or wish to discuss or appeal a fee, or require assistance with renewing or reserving an item, please contact the Library via one of these methods below:
Phone: +61 3 9326 9677
In person:Level 1, 338 Queens Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Communications: All communications from the Library to you will be via the email address you have provided to the Library or student services. If you are not receiving emails, when you think that you should, please check that we have your current and most used email address.
The GBCA Library is open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
If you need a library outside these hours, please use the State Library Victoria on the corner of Swanston and La Trobe Street. They are open 10am – 9pm Monday to Thursday and 10am – 6pm Friday – Sunday. Also, the Melbourne City Library at 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne is open 8am – 8pm Monday to Thursday, 8am – 6pm on Friday and 10am – 5pm Saturday and 12 – 5pm Sunday.
Any variation to these open hours will be announced on GBCA Library webpage https://gbca.edu.au/.
The University of Canberra Library www.canberra.edu.au/library provides access to electronic resources for students and teachers who are enrolled in the UC courses through the GBCA. To access, use your UC student number and a password (available from the ITM service desk: 02 6201 5500) and login at www.canberra.edu.au/library
All access to physical resources is via the GBCA Library.
As a UC student or staff member in Melbourne you will have access to the learning support services of both GBCA and the University of Canberra including:
- the University of Canberra’s online teaching and learning tool Moodle
- University of Canberra Library E-Reserve resources
Students located at partner institutions may also access the UC Library online research assistance services via Chat and Ask-a-Librarian. For more information see the Off-Campus services offered to UC students and staff located at the GBCA campus in Melbourne. If you need further assistance, please contact the Library.