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Melbourne Institute of Technology Library Homepage: Textbooks

The home base for MIT's Libraries in Melbourne and Sydney.

All about textbooks

Click the buttons to see answers to these common questions:

Yes. Aside from attending your lectures, your subject's prescribed textbook is one of the most important resources you need to succeed in your studies. These texts have been carefully chosen by your lecturers and subject coordinators to give you the best possible information for your course.

You are expected to purchase a copy of each of your prescribed books.

The MIT Library buys one copy of a prescribed text for every 10 students in a class. That means for a class of 50 students, the Library will buy 5 books. These books are a shared resource - they are not your own copies for the study period.

Unfortunately, yes they are. But so are:

  • travelling to campus to attend classes
  • renting a room
  • buying groceries each week
  • failing your subject and repeating it

Having your textbooks will help you pass your subjects, and will ultimately save you time and money.

So my textbooks are an investment in my education?

Exactly right. Owning and reading your textbooks = success at MIT.

Look at the boxes below to find out where to buy textbooks in Melbourne and Sydney.


Textbooks in Melbourne

The Co-op at University of Melbourne

The Alan Gilbert Building, 161 Barry Street
Carlton, VIC, 3053
03 9349 3362
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Online stores

The Co-Op

The Campus Bookstore


Textbooks in Sydney

The Co-op at Sydney CBD

Shop 2, 153 Phillip Street
Sydney , NSW, 2000
(02) 9095 5551
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The Co-op at University of Sydney

SUSF Centre, Building G09, Cnr Codrington Street & Darlington Road
Darlington, New South Wales, 2006
02 9095 5566
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Online stores

The Co-Op

The Campus Bookstore


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