Useful books & eBooks available from the VU Library
The library provides access to print and electronic books (e-books). E-books are our preferred format for purchase, and are available for use on and off-campus 24/7 from anywhere you have an access to the Internet. You can search for e-books and books using the Library Search and searching by the title, authors, or by using keywords on your topic. Think about the keywords from your assignment question or paper and use these words in Library Search to find relevant resources.
E-books are easy to read online using a computer, tablet or a mobile device. You can also download an e-book for a set period of time and read it offline on your device. The e-books can be accessed through different e-books providers. E-book providers have different restrictions about downloading e-books and printing pages from them. For more information on accessing e-books, check out our e-books page on the library website.
You can borrow print books from any of our campus libraries.
The following sources will be useful for finding information on your topics. These books are available as an e-book, click on the full-text link to connect to it.
Dictionaries, handbooks, manuals and encyclopedias can be used for gaining the background information for the problem based learning tasks or projects. They are useful as they often provide essential factual information, definitions, concepts and technical details.
The following sources will be useful for finding information on your topics. These books are available in print.
See below for subject areas and call number ranges that are typically relevant to Construction Law in Australia.
Construction Law in Australia
Architects, Engineers and the Law
LAW KL 40 K1, LAW K 121
|LAW KN 10 K1|
Property law Australia
|LAW KN 50 K1 SAC|
Environmental law Australia
|LAW KN 94 K1 BAT|
Researching & Writing law
|LAW KL 155 K1 HUT|
E-books can be downloaded from the Library website to a computer for a limited period (1-7days). With your Adobe Digital Editions ID you can access the one e-book across multiple devices.
To download an e-book you will need to:
Log in to the Library website with your student ID and Library PIN
Download Adobe Digital Editions to your computer
Login with Adobe Digital Editions ID. You will be prompted to sign up for a ADE ID when downloading an e-book or register on the Adobe homepage.
Watch this step by step video on downloading Adobe Digital Editions and creating an Adobe Digital Editions ID.
To download ebooks from the library website in ePub or PDF format to a tablet or phone you need to first download the Bluefire Reader app.ebooks from the library website in ePub or PDF format to a tablet or phone you need to first download the Bluefire Reader app.