About UNSW Library

Our organisation

UNSW Library is one of Australia's major research libraries providing extensive scholarly information resources. We serve a large population of academic staff and students on two campuses, Kensington and Paddington, as well as affiliated research institutes.

Meet our Library executives and Library senior management team.

UNSW Library policies and guidelines are available online and can support you with course resources guidelines, accessing our collection, Library conditions of use and more.

Learn about our UNSW Library vision, mission and values.

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 hours on the home page.

Contact Academic Engagement for queries related to strategic teaching and research opportunities or discipline specific services and support.

Job opportunities are advertised via UNSW Human Resources.

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.

UNSW Digital collections

Digital collections provide access to unique collections of digital content that have been curated by the Library, Records & Archives and other members of the UNSW community. These collections reflect the profile, history and activities of UNSW.


UNSW Library Plan

2024+ UNSW Library Plan (10MB PDF)

UNSW Library annual reports

Annual report 2023 (10MB PDF)

Annual report 2022 (10MB PDF)

Annual report 2021 (8MB PDF)

Annual report 2020 (9MB PDF)

Contact us for further information and earlier reports.

Library news and upcoming events

Keep up to date with the Library's news.

Collection news
Keep up to date with the Library's new resources and updates to changes in access.

What's on
Find out about the Library's upcoming online and in-person workshops, events and talks.

Library newsletter
UNSW Library newsletter provides academic staff with the latest updates, services and resources at the Library.

Richard D'Avigdor Conference Award

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

Open to early career UNSW academics and professional Library staff. The recent round of applications have closed. Stay tuned for the next round.