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The Creswick Library supports the teaching, learning and research activities of the Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science and the wider University community.

It is located at the Creswick Campus of the Melbourne School of Land and Environment in Water Street Creswick

Its book, periodical and audio-visual collections cover the areas of forest and plantation hydrology, community forestry, fire ecology and management, forest industries and wood products, forests climate change and greenhouse research, native forest ecology and restoration, tree developmental biology and forest biotechnology, tree ecophysiology and tree plantations and health.

Members of the general public are welcome. All visitors to the campus need to register at reception and receive a visitor's pass before coming to the Library.

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Staff contacts

Phone: 03 5321 4115
Fax: 03 5321 4278

General enquiries: creswick-lib@ unimelb.edu.au

Librarian: Gerry Fahey

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Creswick collections


Catalogue location code: UniM Cres

The majority of the books in the main collection are available for 28 day renewable loan. Some high use items are available for a 7 day renewable loan or over night non-renewable loan. All books can be accessed through the Library Catalogue


Catalogue location code: UniM Cres P

The periodical collection includes a large range of national and international journals on forestry and related disciplines in both print and electronic form. All print journal titles can be accessed through the Library Catalogue. Databases which index the contents of the journals can be found in Supersearch.


Catalogue location code: UniM Cres reserve

The reserve collection contains resources that have been designated as high use material by teaching staff.  Items in this collection are labelled with a red spot.  Red spot reserve items are available for a two-hour loan during the day and overnight from 4:00 pm.

It also includes theses and CD-ROM's which are a 7 day renewable loan. All these resources can be accessed through the Library Catalogue

Creswick SpC

Catalogue location code: UniM Cres SpC

The Creswick Special Collection inlcudes a range of books on forestry and related disciplines that were published in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Contact the Creswick Library to access this collection. All books can be accessed through the Library Catalogue


Catalogue location code: UniM Cres AV

The audiovisual collection consists of videos, tapes and slides which are 28 day renewable loan. All these resources can be accessed through the Library Catalogue

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Information skills

Library staff can arrange Information Skills courses and orientation courses at any time for staff and students. Information is also available at the Forest Ecosystem Libguides.

MFES Students

Classes are held in consultation with Academic Staff covering Information Literacy skills as needed. Topics inlcude: Catalogue use, Supersearch and online databases, Endnote and effective internet searching.

Students are taken on an orientation tour of the library and receive information on how to access the entire University of Melbourne Library resources.

Extra classes or individual instruction to cover other information skills requirements are available on request.  These classes involve using specific Forestry related on-line databases, internet searching, etc Contact Library Staff

Staff and Postgraduates

Staff and Postgraduate students can request classes or individual instruction. Contact Library Staff

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Photocopying facilities

Photcopying and scanning facilities are not available to the public. A photocopier is situated in Student Computer Lab 1, which is adjacent to the library.  Scanning facilities are also available in the student computer labs.

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