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Hamilton Campus: Home

Library Hours
Monday - Friday:
 8.30am - 5pm
Closed weekends and public holidays

Contact Us
South West Institute of TAFE

Hamilton Campus Library
200 Ballarat Road
Hamilton VIC 3300

Phone - (03) 5551 4144
Fax - (03) 5551 4189

Reception Email:

Library Staff Email: 


The Hamilton Campus library provide access to library resources such as books, magazines, newspapers and DVDs.  
Computers and printing ($) is also available.

How can I borrow?

Books from the Hamilton library must be borrowed at the front office. Please bring your current year SWTAFE Student ID Card to borrow. You are entitled to borrow up to 30 items in total.

Below are the item loan periods:

Books 3 weeks
Journals/Magazines 3 weeks
DVDs 1 week
Laptops overnight & weekend only

Renew your loans

Please return or renew your loans before the due date.


Your PIN is your date of birth:
ie: day, month and year (DDMMYYYY)
eg: 05101982

If you have any issues logging in or if any of your items fail to renew, please contact the library at 03 5564 8956 or

Search for resources

  • Books
  • Local newspapers
  • Print Journals/Magazines
  • DVDs

Search the Hamilton library Catalogue:


Note: To search the entire library catalogue, including all campus collections, please use search box in the section below "Borrow from other campuses."

Browse the shelves at these Dewey numbers:

Disability 305.26, 362.4
Early Childhood Education and Care 362.7, 372.11
Individual Support 305.26, 362, 610.73, 618.97
Nursing 610-618
Parks and Gardens 635
Wool Classing 338.17, 636.3, 677.31


Borrow from other campuses

As a South West TAFE Student, you are entitled to borrow from all of the South West TAFE campus libraries--Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton, and Sherwood Park. To see what resources are available across all campuses, you will need to search the online library catalogue.

Search the library catalogue

Each item will list the location. For any items located in Warrnambool, Portland and Sherwood, you can place a hold to have the item delivered to your campus.

To Place a Hold on an Item (Borrow from another campus)

You will need to login to your Library Account.

  • Your user ID is the number on your student card.
  • Your Library PIN is your date of birth. ie: day, month, and year (DDMMYYYY)

After you search the catalogue, and click on the item you would like to borrow, click on "Place hold" (located underneath the cover image). Complete the form and the information will be forwarded to library staff who will locate the item and have it delivered to your campus.

Alternatively, you can contact the library at or 03 5564 8956 to arrange items to be sent over.

Online resources

Login to the below resources using your TAFE network login credentials. 

Journals, Magazines & Newspapers

Note: videos are best viewed in Google Chrome internet browser.


Computers & Printing


Computer workstations are available in the library for use by currently enrolled South West TAFE students and staff.

NOTE: You must have your current South West TAFE Username and Password in order to log on to the computers. You should have been given these details upon enrolment. If not, please see Customer Service.

Workstations provide access to the Internet, printing and a range of computer programs including:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • MYOB Accounting
Wi-Fi Laptop Computers Reset Your Password File Saving

Currently enrolled students and staff can connect their own devices to the SWTAFE Wireless Internet network.

Please Customer Service staff for instructions on how to connect.

Laptops are available for overnight or weekend loan. No bookings allowed.

NOTE: you must have your current South West TAFE Student ID Card to borrow laptops. 
If at any time you forget your password, or become locked out of your account, Customer Service staff can reset it for you. You will need to have your current SWTAFE Student ID card to verify enrolment/identity.

For privacy purposes, the library computers are set to wipe clean upon restart. For this reason it is important not to save files or documents to the local hard drive.  

A safer alternative way of saving is:

  1. Save a copy to a USB Flash drive.
  2. Save a 2nd or "backup" copy to your M: drive. The M: drive on the computer is your personalised drive that can be accessed on any computer within the SWTAFE computer network. Ask your teacher or Customer Service staff if you need help locating your M: drive.


All South West TAFE Students are given $10 of print credit upon enrolment. Please see the Library's Guide to Printing, Scanning & Photocopying for more information. 

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