COVID-19 Update:

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions (including the abolition of the four critical reasons to leave home) the executive team at MST & Eastern is pleased to announce the reopening of the library from 9am on Wednesday 28th October. 

As a maximum of 20 people are permitted in the library at a time, the library is not open as a study space.  It will only be open for borrowing, returning, and scanning of resources. 

Library opening hours will be 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday
(excluding the Melbourne Cup public holiday on Tuesday 3rd November).
The conditions of entry remain the same as immediately prior to stage 4 restrictions, namely:

  • You must remain at home if you have a fever, cough, sore throat, or other symptom associated with COVID-19.
  • You agree to wearing a mask while on site
  • Access is to the library only and not to other parts of the building
  • You agree to record your details via the Sign in Safe contact tracing app.
  • You maintain social distancing

The library staff are also pleased to offer an order and collect service for those who do not wish to enter the building. To take up this offer, or for any other library inquiry please contact Neil or Josella on 9881-7823 or via email ( or

Please see our COVID-19 information page here for all the latest updates concerning the College’s response to COVID-19.


The Collection

The Library at MST & Eastern contains over 110,000 items including: reference materials, books and audio-visual materials. In addition, the library also contains over 55,000 journal issues. The library services faculty and students of Melbourne School of Theology and Eastern College Australia, as well those from the public who take out individual membership.


Opening Hours

Please refer to the COVID-19 Update above for information about library access and hours. 



Library and Online Databases

The Online Catalogue is available to search for items in the Library. Searches can be done for electronic material through our Online databases and Ebooks. You will need your Student ID and password.

Other services

Book Shop where we sell: prescribed text-book book list; printing and scanning; second hand books; book covering and laminating.


Please refer to the policies section for more information on library policies for external borrowers. Within the library, there are catalogue terminals with free Wi-Fi. Non-student Resource Centre membership is available.

Catalogue and Databases Help

For instruction and additional information regarding how to use and access resources, refer to the Resource Centre Handbook


For examples go to Referencing in Current Students, Style Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

View the FAQ

Contact Us

Please contact the Library for additional information.