Main Library - Level 2

Use this tour to help you become familiar with the 10 levels of Main Library, Kensington.

The tour identifies library services, collections and student facilities.

Numbers in orange circles correspond with tour stops.



tourstop1 Help Zone

  • - Library related enquiries
  • - Ask about borrowing and renewing 
  • - Pick up course readers and selected DVDs and CDs 
  • - Pick up interlibrary loans and intercampus loans
  • - Return chutes are located to the right of the Help Zone and outside the Library for after hours returns

    Complex research assistance that includes:

  • - Finding information related to a topic of study
  • - Refining a search strategy
  • - Discovering relevant sources for a research topic
  • - Locating and retrieving information




tourstop2Copy & Print Service

  • - Photocopying, printing and scanning enquiries
  • - Pay library fines here
  • - Add credit to your UNSW ID card using your credit card




Borrow, renew, reserve, return, make a booking

  • - Borrow at the Help Zone or using the self-check machines
  • - Check myLibrary  
  • - Login to book study rooms and media booths 
  • - Renew loans online via myLibrary 
  • - Reserve items via Library Search then login to myLibrary to confirm your reservation
  • - Return items during opening hours via return chutes inside the library
  • - Return items after hours via the return chutes outside the library
  • - Loan periods vary, check website 

Overdue items may incur fines & penalties




tourstop3 E-Pay Station

  • - Add credit to your UNSW ID card using EFTPOS




tourstop4 Computer Lounge

  • - Book a computer at  
  • - Find your position in the queue for computers
  • - Pick up your print outs at the Print/Copy Services stations
  • - Photocopiers and a colour printer/scanner are also available here

Using laptops on this level:
  • - UNSW Wireless Network (UniWide) is available throughout the Library
  • - Some desks are equipped with power points
  • - Power points are also available in the lounge area




Group Study Rooms

  • - Login to book a group study room
  • - 9 rooms are available on this level
  • - Rooms are equipped with whiteboards



high use collection  

tourstop5 Reservations & High Use Collection

High demand, two hour loan course materials and items reserved via Library Search.

High Use Collection:

  • - Borrow High Use Collection items using the self-check machine in this area.
  • - Return High Use Collection items in person via the self-check machine in this area. Late books will incur hourly fines 


  • - Collect and borrow books you have reserved using the self-check machine in this area
  • - Return reserved items via any return chute



disabilityresourcesroom tourstop6 Assistive Technology Centre

The room is equipped with:

  • - Computers, printers, scanners with large print display monitors and accessories
  • - Internal UNSW telephone
  • - Ergonomic desks and chairs
  • - Workbench
  • - Lockers

Register to use this room with Student Equity and Disabilities Unit




Also on this level

  • - Printers - b&w, colour and transparency
  • - Lifts
  • - Toilets
  • - Disabled users' toilet with baby change table
  • - Internal UNSW telephone
  • - Stairs to UNSW Archives