Policies and guidelines

UNSW Library vision
UNSW Library's vision, mission and values statement.

Library conditions of use policy
UNSW Library facilities and resources are provided to support the educational, research and administrative activities of the University. This policy defines the rights and responsibilities for effective, ethical and lawful Library use by staff, students and visitors. Further details about consumption of food and drink in the Library are outlined in Food in the Library.

UNSW Library Collection Development Strategy
This strategy has been created as a planning tool to give direction and focus to the selection and collection practice at UNSW Library. It ensures that the overall collection and access to the collection supports the aims of both the University and the Library. The primary aim of the Library is to collect, organise and provide access to information in all formats needed to meet the learning, teaching and research needs of our clients.

Collection Maintenance Framework (CMF)
This framework applies to our unique print resources at the UNSW Sydney Main Library. The CMF defines the principles and criteria used to ensure the integrity and continuing access to resources critical to the scholarly research, teaching and learning of UNSW and the academic community.

UNSW Library Course Resources Guidelines
These guidelines outline the shared responsibilities of teaching academics and the Library in maximising access to prescribed course resources for students.

UNSW Library Digital Information Skills Framework
This framework serves as the basis of the Library's support for Teaching and Learning across the University. It outlines our commitment to active engagement and collaboration within the academic community through the fostering of partnerships with students, faculty and staff.

Laptop loans terms and conditions
UNSW students should familiarise themselves with the terms and conditions before borrowing and using Library laptops.

Left property policy
This policy applies to group study rooms, seminar rooms and open seating areas across all three UNSW Library locations: Main Library - Kensington, Law Library - Kensington and UNSW Paddington Library - Paddington.

UNSW Sydney Library Service Catalogue
The Library's services span learning, teaching, research. Our core collection and inquiry services are available to all clients, while curricula and research services are tailored to the needs of our specific client groups. Our Service Catalogue outlines the expertise, resources and activities on offer.

Children visiting the Library
Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times within the UNSW Library buildings. For more information, see UNSW Children on Campus Policy.

Privacy policy
Personal information collected at the University of New South Wales ("UNSW") through UNSW websites is handled in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW) ("the Act"). For more information, see UNSW Privacy Policy.