UNSW Library facilities and resources are provided to support the educational, research and administrative activities of the University. UNSW Library aims to provide resources, services and study spaces that are conducive to learning and research. These conditions of use are intended to ensure equitable access for all Library clients.
The scope of this policy excludes UNSW Canberra.
a) Members of the University Council, all members of staff and all students of The University of New South Wales are registered as UNSW Library members.
b) Other people may be registered as UNSW Library members under conditions determined by the University Librarian.
a) All authorised clients and visitors to the campus have access to designated public areas within the Library building/s and to the facilities and collections in these public areas. Access may be restricted to authorised clients at particular times or dates. Booking of particular spaces may be limited to certain client groups.
b) Authorised clients defined above in Authorised clients (a) have access to the Library's subscribed electronic resources. Some electronic resources are not available to authorised clients defined above in Authorised clients (b).
c) Authorised clients and visitors may be asked to show relevant identification when using Library facilities and may be required to authenticate themselves before using Library electronic resources.
d) Use of other clients' accounts, or attempting to gain access to Library resources under false pretences, is prohibited. Authorised clients and visitors are also prohibited from helping unauthorised clients gain access to resources.
a) Borrowing conditions, loan periods and penalties for overdue items are specified in the Using the Library section of this website. It is the responsibility of authorised clients to familiarise themselves with all borrowing information on the Library website and adhere to loan periods and conditions. For information on penalties related to borrowing see Fines.
b) Library computers are provided for authorised clients and visitors for use of Library and course related resources. Clients using Library computers must comply with the following University-wide policies and procedures:
c) Library members and visitors must observe the Copyright Act 1968 provisions and regulations at all times when accessing library resources both on and off-campus. Most of the electronic resources provided by UNSW Library are subject to licence agreements and copyright restrictions. Individual clients are personally responsible for ensuring their use of these resources complies with all relevant legislation and agreements. For more information see Copyright.
a) Conditions of use
b) Your responsibilities
c) Lost or stolen cards
Report your lost or stolen card immediately to the Help Zone to prevent illegal use. The cost of card replacement is $25.00. To obtain a replacement card:
d) Library notifications - email
a) Access to UNSW Library's electronic resources is governed by licence agreements.
b) Electronic resources may only be used for non-commercial academic research and educational purposes.
c) Conditions for downloading and copying material:
a) Library members and visitors must respect other Library clients at all times and not participate in behaviour or conduct likely to interfere with the comfort or convenience of others, in accordance with the UNSW Code of Conduct and Student Code of Conduct.
b) The Library aims to be a safe and healthy environment, conducive to study for all clients.
c) The University reserves the right to check bags, folders or other belongings of Library members and visitors.
d) Personal belongings may not be left unattended in the Library. Any unattended items may be removed. Details are outlined in the UNSW Library's Left property policy.
e) Displaying posters and notices is allowed in designated areas of the Library at the discretion of the University Librarian. To request authorisation prior to display, submit an Ask a question form.
f) Photography and filming requires prior authorisation from the University Librarian. To request permission, submit an Ask a question form.
g) Children under 12 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.