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 addtion 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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Extra seating and quiet/silent study spaces

You can find more seating spaces in the Main Library on Levels 3 and 5.

Need to do some quiet study? You can find quiet and silent study spaces on Levels 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Open until midnight

Extended opening hours

During study and exam period, Main and Law Libraries are open until midnight, so you can stay later and study longer.

Main Library Level 2 is still open 24/7. Staff and student swipe access is required after midnight.

For more information see Opening hours.

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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.

Power up your device

Is your device running out of charge? Power Up

  • Recharge stations are available near the Help Zone Main Library. Also at Law Library Help Zone and Level 1.
  • Portable battery chargers can be borrowed as short loans from the Main and Law Library Help Zones during staffed hours.
Food in the library

Meals and microwaves at Main Library

You may eat meals in designated areas of the Main Library and microwaves are available in the kitchenettes:

  • Level 2 student lounge
  • Level 2 24/7 study space kitchenette
  • Level 4 postgraduate lounge kitchenette

For more information see Food in the Library.

Main Library level 2 kitchenette

Facilities to study well

  • Water bubblers available throughout the Main Library, on Level 1 of the Law Faculty building and near the entrance of the Paddington Library.
  • You are welcome to eat snacks inside UNSW Libraries. Vending machines are available inside the Main Library Level 2 study lounge and on Level 1 of the Law Faculty.

For more information see facilites available in Main, Law and UNSW Paddington Library.

Library desks are for everyone

Library desks are for everyone

Remember, Library desks cannot be reserved. 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 any concerns such as excessive noise or unacceptable behaviour, contact the Library 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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