About UNSW Library

UNSW is part of the Group of 8 universities (Go8) and consistently ranked 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.

UNSW Sydney Main Library and Law Library are located in Kensington and Paddington Library is located in Paddington.

Opening hours

Opening hours for Main Library, Law Library and Paddington Library.

Look for today's opening hours on the home page.

Contact UNSW Library

Contact us at any UNSW Library Help Zone.

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

Outreach Librarians

Outreach Librarians provide UNSW professional and academic staff with a personalised point of contact for UNSW Library. They promote UNSW Library's collections and services and gather information about the needs of clients to shape service development and delivery. Contact your Outreach Librarian.

What's happening?

What's happening at Main Library, Law Library and Paddington Library.

Find out the latest news on current projects, renovations and new initiatives.

Find out about our digitised collections as the Library creates digital content from UNSW owned print content.

Exhibitions program

The Exhibitions program creates a space for the Library to showcase significant artistic collections and support research outputs.

Richard D'Avigdor Conference Award

The Richard D'Avigdor Conference Award (up to $8000) aims to enhance career development opportunities by attendance at major national or international conferences on aspects of the development of digital information provision and access. For more information on eligibility, selection criteria and to submit an application see Richard D'Avigdor Conference Award.

You talked. We listened.

The Library recently asked you how you used the Main and Law Library physical spaces.

You talked. We listened. Find out what others had to say about your study spaces and what we’ve got planned.

Corporate information

Library executive team

Organisational chart

UNSW Library annual report 2016 3.6mb

UNSW Library annual report 2017 3.6mb

Policies and guidelines

The Library has a number of policies and guidelines to assist staff, students and academics.

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