About the Library

Welcome to Surly, your Student Union Recreational Library! Surly is located upstairs in the Campus Centre at Monash Clayton. We have books, comics, games, music, beanbags, book clubs, laptops, and a generally relaxed vibe.

The MSA acknowledges and pays respect to the people of the Kulin nations, as the original owners and ongoing custodians of the land upon which Monash University (Clayton) stands.


The Library was founded in 1964, with the express intention to "extend education beyond the walls of academia", by providing the space and resources for students to "switch off from formal study but still follow up or develop personal interests."

Initially known as a music-listening library, our collections now hold a range of multimedia – books, e-books, comics, music, DVDs, games, phone chargers, & more. We are committed to providing relevant resources and useful services on campus, plus a space to relax and enjoy the student experience. :)


Contact Us

(03) 9905 4127
Facebook: @SurlyMSA
Instagram: @SurlyMSA

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Interested in Volunteering at the library? Register your interest & learn about opportunities here.


Visit Us 

Upstairs in the Campus Centre,
Level 1, East Wing
21 Chancellors Walk
Monash University 3800

See map of the campus centre here.



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