Victorian institute of technology (VIT)
Victorian institute of technology (VIT)

Useful Study Links

VIT Library has Online Journals, Databases and eBooks, plus a large print book collection.

If you wish to buy a text book for your course please see your lecturer in the first instance.

The links below contain resources that may be of benefit to your studies.


TROVE – National Library of Australia

Find and get over 418,714,220 Australian and online resources:
books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more.



Melbourne City Libraries

Five convenient city locations, free to join!

Get access to free resources such as  –

  • Free Online IELTS Course
  • ESL Conversation Club
  • Print Reference Collection
  • Large print ESL collection
  • Online Journals, Databases and eBooks
  • eAudio
  • eMagazines
  • eNewspapers
  • Music
  • eFilm
  • … a brilliant online resource where courses are presented via video tutorials.



State Library of Victoria

Beautiful place in the city if you want to study in a quiet and peaceful setting.

Offers the following –

  • Online Journals, Databases and eBooks
  • Free wi-fi
  • Internet
  • Computers
  • Printing
  • Cafes
  • Bookshops



ESL Bookshops

TESL Books

Foreign Language Bookshop

Language Book Centre


Free ESL Online Resources

ESL Yes! … Beginners to advanced free online English lessons where you can practice reading, writing, listening and speaking!

Living English … High quality video lessons. A 42-part series that looks at the English language (from Australian perspective) used in everyday situations such as checking into a hotel, describing people, places etc.Click here for Videos , Click here for accompanying Transcripts and Notes.

English Vid … Fun way to learn English from entertaining videos.


Second Hand Academic Book Shops

La Trobe University Student Union Bookshop

Academic and High School Bookshop

The Campus Bookshop

Student VIP Textbooks


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