Study well. Your Library is here to support you.

Library services and facilities are here to help you during this study and exam period. In addition to extended hours, the Library offers flexible quiet/silent study areas, resources for managing exam stress and a place to recharge. Choose a space that suits you.

Remember to stay hydrated, eat well and take breaks to study well.

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Pick a study space and time that suits you

  • Main Library:
    • Silent - Levels 6 & 7
    • Quiet - Levels 5 & 8
    • Group - Levels 2, 3, 4
  • Opening hours:
    • Main Library open until midnight
    • Law Library open 24 hours 7 days a week.

See also Facilities to study on campus.

Library support services

Library staff are available to answer your questions in the Help Zone and Drop-in research support is available.

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Managing stress and practicing mindfulness

Check out our featured collection with some hand-picked online resources to help you manage exams, stress and student life.

Short articles and other resources:

See also ARC Exams FAQ, Preparation tips and Essential exams information for current students.

Retreat Space

Retreat Space

A permanent Retreat Space is coming soon to Level 3 of the Main Library. 

Free events will be held during the study and exams period to make life a little bit easier during this anxious time.

For more information see Retreat Space Level 3.

Recharge your devices

  • Recharge stations and lockers are located in:
    • Retreat Space Level 3 Main Library
    • Help Zone and next to the Print/Copy Services desk, Level 2 Main Library
    • Print/Copy station area, Help Zone and Level 1 Law Library
  • Portable battery chargers can be borrowed as short loans from the Main and Law Library Help Zones during staffed hours.
Food in the library

Facilities to study well

  • You are welcome to eat snacks inside UNSW Libraries.
  • You can eat meals in areas where hot water, microwaves and kitchenettes are available:
    • Main Library Level 2 kitchenette (hot water available in rear kitchenette)
    • Main Library Level 4 postgraduate study space kitchenette
    • Law Library Ground Level study space kitchenette
  • Water bubblers are available:
    • Main Library lift foyers
    • Outside Paddington Library entrance

For more information, see Main, Law and Paddington Library.

Library desks are for everyone

Library desks are for everyone

To ensure everyone has fair usage during this busy period, any unattended belongings may be removed to free up study spaces. Thanks for taking your belongings with you.

For more information see Left property policy.

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We are here to help you

If you have concerns such as excessive noise or unacceptable behaviour, contact us on Library Chat during staffed hours. Raising a concern immediately can help Library staff help you in a timely manner.

For after hours or emergency assistance, including safety escort and shuttle services, use the UNSW Security Help Point intercoms in the Library. For further information see UNSW Campus Security.

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