Trinity College students have access to several libraries on and near campus.
The Leeper Library, located on the Trinity College Parkville Campus, provides resources, information and assistance for students from all three divisions of the college: Residential College, Pathways School and Theological School.
The Leeper Library is also available to:
Our librarians collaborate with Trinity College's lecturers and tutors to provide resources needed for students to complete their studies.
For more information about the library and borrowing, see the library catalogue.
The Leeper Library is staffed from 9.30am-5pm Monday to Friday.
Residential College students can access the library at any time using their swipe cards. This includes evenings, weekends and public holidays.
In addition to the academic and general collections, the Leeper Library houses rare books, illuminated manuscripts, and several special collections.
One prized item is Trinitiana, a collection of works by and about Trinity College alumni that reflects the wide diversity of interests, experiences and achievements of former students and staff.
The Leeper Library is listed in the Australia’s Book Heritage Resources Project (ABHR) inventory:
In February 2014, Ian Donaldson and John Batt co-authored a fascinating article on volumes of literary interest in Trinity’s early collections – including some of the College’s rare and early Bibles and Books of Common Prayer. Full article here
The Mollison Library contains material relating to Australian Anglicanism, in particular Anglicanism in the state of Victoria. It contains 19th and 20th century church newspapers, including a complete set of the Church of England Messenger (1850-1966), biographies and Diocesan yearbooks.
The Library also holds special collections of papers of prominent Anglicans. These include the personal papers of Archbishop Frank Woods, the Reverend Dr Barry Marshall and the Reverend Dr Kenneth Henderson. The collection of Bishop Perry, first Bishop of Melbourne, is also notable and reflects his interests in reformation theology, history, geography and travel.
The Library has specialist music score collections donated by Professor Peter Dennison and Australian composer Moneta Eagles.
As well as its general reference and textbook collections, the Leeper Library holds three special collections relevant to Theology: the Mollison Collection of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne; the Leeper Collection; and the Anglican Special Collection. These collections include standard theological works and the set texts for the Ministry Formation Program.
The library also provides access to a wide range of electronic resources of special importance to online students of the Theological School. The collections have a strong focus on works relevant to the Anglicanism, as well as on liturgy, spirituality and missions.
The library also holds modest paper holdings of current periodicals; subscribes to significant full-text services online; and includes a comprehensive collection of early Church journals and Australian Anglican official publications.
Theological School students wishing to borrow from the Leeper Library will need to have a Trinity College ID card. Please enquire at the Administration Office of the Theological School.
Trinity College Residential College and Theology School students have access to the Dalton McCaughey Library (DML), at the Centre for Theology and Ministry at 29 College Crescent, a few minutes walk from Trinity College.
The DML holds a world-class research theology collection. Trinity College was a founding partner in its establishment as a joint theological library for students on the Parkville campus.
Enrolled students will need a University of Divinity ID card to borrow from the library and this can be obtained from the Administration Office at Trinity College Theological School.
The Library Hub provides access to an extensive range of online resources including academic resources, library special collections and a range of general and subject-based LibGuides.
All Trinity College students are entitled to access and borrow from the University of Divinity Libraries, access the University Library Hub, and to receive a University ID Card. This can be used to borrow from all associated libraries, but students will have to register at each library before they borrow for the first time.