About UNSW Library

Our organisation

UNSW is part of the Group of 8 universities and consistently ranks in the top 100 universities worldwide. UNSW Library is one of Australia's major research libraries, with extensive scholarly information resources. It serves a large population of academic staff and students on two campuses and affiliated research institutes.

Library executive team

Library senior management

Contact us

Contact us at any UNSW Library Help Zone.

UNSW Sydney Main Library and Law Library are located in Kensington and Paddington Library is located at the Art & Design campus in Paddington.

Opening hours for UNSW Sydney Libraries. Look for today's opening hours on the home page.

Outreach Librarians provide UNSW professional and academic staff with a personalised point of contact for UNSW Library.

Job opportunities are advertised via UNSW Human Resources. UNSW Library also provides limited Industry placements.

Library projects

What's happening
Current projects, renovations and new initiatives at UNSW Sydney Libraries.

Digitised collections
UNSW Library's ambition to create digital content from UNSW owned print content.

You talked. We listened.
We asked how you used the Library's study spaces. Find out what you said, what we have planned and what we have already delivered.


Exhibitions program

Through the Exhibitions program the Library creates a space on campus for discourse and community engagement, where we can showcase creative research outputs, university collections and student work.

Current exhibition

Photography, Race, Slavery: African sitters of Qajar Era Iran
Exhibition Space, Main Library Level 5

Richard D'Avigdor Conference Award

The Richard D'Avigdor Conference Award aims to enhance the career development opportunities of early career academics through attendance at major national or international conferences on aspects of the development of digital information provision and access.

Policies and reports

Policies and guidelines

The Library has a number of policies and guidelines to assist our clients.

Annual reports

UNSW Library annual report 2016 3.6mb

UNSW Library annual report 2017 3.6mb