About UNSW Library

Our organisation

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

Policies and guidelines

The Library's policies and guidelines on our services and practical matters such as accessing our collection, copyright and bringing food into the Library.

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

2023+ UNSW Library Plan (9MB PDF)

UNSW Library annual reports

Annual report 2022 (10MB PDF)

Annual report 2021 (8MB PDF)

Annual report 2020 (9MB PDF)

Annual report 2019 (9MB PDF)

Contact us for further information and earlier reports.

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.

Applications are now open for early career UNSW academics and professional Library staff.

The next round of applications open in early 2024.

News and events

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

Keep up to date with the Library's news

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