What's on

View the Library's current and upcoming workshops, events, talks and exhibitions. Join us in person or online (where available).

Library Peer Mentors: Meet and greet

Are you new to UNSW? Would you like to meet other students and find out more about what student life is like at UNSW? Join us for light refreshments and a casual chat or try your luck at UNSW related trivia to win prizes.

  • Trivia on Monday 20 May, 4.30pm
  • Tuesday 21 May, 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 22 May, 1pm

Registration required.

In person events
Cover Crushes

Join us this O-Week for free art, craft and activities inspired by Make or Break's mural on Level 6 Main Library. Get acquainted with our spaces and book collection to claim your limited edition tote bag and pencil case!

Tuesday 21 May, 1pm - 3pm

Library Study Lounge, Level 2 Main Library

In person activity
Discover your Library

Did you know UNSW Library is the perfect place for you to start your study journey? Join us for a short introduction to the Library, followed by a tour of Main Library with our friendly staff.

  • Tuesday 21 May, 11am
  • Wednesday 22 May, 11am
  • Thursday 23 may, 11am

Limited sessions available, registration required.

In person events
Scholarly Resources for Students

Are you a student looking to source reliable scholarly content for your assignments? Join us for demonstrations of scite.ai, a groundbreaking AI research tool; LibKey Nomad and CCH iKnowConnect. Learn how to get the most out of UNSW Library subscribed resources. 

20 May - 24 May

Registration required.

Online workshop
Curriculum design with our Library

Join us at UNSW Teaching Commons. Connect with Outreach Librarians as they provide insights into how the Library collaborates with you, from your initial request to the design and delivery stages of teaching.

Thursday 23 May, 11am

Registration required

In person and online
Copyright for teaching and creating your digital course resource list

Join us at UNSW Teaching Commons for an overview on copyright for teaching and a demonstration of Leganto.

  • Thursday 30 May, 1pm
  • Tuesday 18 June, 12pm
  • More sessions coming in Term 3.

Registration required

In person and online
Open Access Publishing Agreements

Explore pathways to Open Access Publishing and have your questions answered about what it means for you.

  • Tuesday 18 June, 12:30pm
  • Tuesday 20 August, 12.30pm
  • More sessions available in Term 3.

Registration required

In person and online
Hearts, Hands, Minds: 75 years UNSW Art Collection

This exhibition celebrates UNSW's 75th anniversary in 2024 and traces the development of the collection through strategic purchases, major commissions, charitable donations, and notable gifts by artists and alumni.

Exhibition:
On until Friday 14 June
Level 5, Main Library

In person event
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Threads of The Mahābhārata

This exhibition displays beautifully handbound volumes of the epic Indian poem The Mahābhārata, held by UNSW Library Special Collections.

Exhibition:
On until Friday 14 June
Level 3 Main Library

In person event
Liberating History: 50 Years of Tharunka’s “Women’s Issue”

Drawing on materials from UNSW Archive, this exhibition explores shifting perspectives over the past 50 years on a range of social-political and feminist topics.

Exhibition:
On until Friday 14 June
UNSW Art & Design Paddington Library

In person event
Library Peer Mentors

Need help with your academic studies and university life? Library Peer Mentors are back from Week 1 in Term 2 at Main Library. Drop in during term time.

Keep an eye out and register for activities and chat about the week's topic with free afternoon tea.

Find out more.

In person activities
Library drop-in sessions at UNSW Teaching Commons

UNSW teaching staff - come and meet your Outreach Librarian at the UNSW Teaching Commons! Get personalised support and advice on maximising library resources and services, receive guidance in customising reading lists, and setting up tailored pre-work tutorials.

O-Week - Week 10, Tuesday -Thursday, 11am - 1pm.

Meet your Outreach Librarians.

In person activities
Study Hacks

Study hacks are a series of workshops that we present for new and returning students throughout term. These sessions will familiarise you with everything the Library and Academic Skills have to offer and help you develop key skills you need to succeed at UNSW.

Find out more.

Online or in person
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