Important changes to Library services

26/07/2021 - 9:33am

UNSW Sydney is currently impacted by the public health and stay at home orders. All Library services have been impacted.

  • Law Library is open 7am to 10pm for a maximum three hour stay per visit
  • Main Library and Paddington Library are closed

Help and support

The Library has now transitioned all of its support services to digital channels:

  • You can speak directly to Library staff via Library chat and by phone (+61 2 9065 9444) or Ask a question. However, we have temporarily suspended our face-to-face services in Library Help Zones.
    • Open: 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday
    • Closed: Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
  • You can also book an Expert on demand online or phone consultation for research questions.
  • Research consultations are operating fully online or by phone - submit a Research consultation form and a subject specialist librarian will contact you.
  • Outreach consultations for academic and professional staff are operating online or by phone.

Borrowing and access to physical items

  • If possible, please do not return any Library items until further notice. Returned items will not be discharged until public health restrictions are lifted.
  • The following services are not currently available:
    • Digitisation requests for resources on Leganto course lists
    • Interlibrary loans for physical items e.g. book loans
    • Document supply for physical items, including copies
    • Scan and deliver
    • Requests of items on loan
    • Requests for items held at other UNSW Library locations
  • Access to UNSW Library physical collections is closed at Main Library and Paddington Library.
    • High Use Collection is available at Law Library
    • Law Library collection is available at Law Library
    • High Use Collection and any items remaining for collection are not available at Main and Paddington Library
  • Study and computer facilities and Laptop loans are available at Law Library.


We appreciate that this is a difficult time for many students and staff at UNSW. The Library is committed to supporting you during this time.

If you have any issues or questions, get in touch via Library chat and by phone (+61 2 9065 9444) during staffed hours or Ask a question.

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