Find a space just for you

With three Libraries across two campuses, we know finding the perfect space to study or take your exams can be overwhelming. The Library has plenty of single and collaborative spaces available to lounge around or study at a desk. Tutorial, labs and seminar rooms are available for study when not in use for classes and events. Locate our faciliites and study areas on the building maps with the mobile directory for Main Library and Law Library.

Check opening hours for all locations before traveling to campus. The Law Library is open 24/7 for UNSW students.

Find laptops to borrow and computers to use at all UNSW Sydney libraries. If you're looking for more than a desk and a powerpoint, the Library also has a range of purpose built spaces available to book.

  • If a space is not in use you can check or book it on the spot using the QR code.
  • If someone occupies your booked study space, show them the confirmation email.
  • Remember to get there within 15 minutes of your booking start time or the space is available for anyone to use.

Keep our Library spaces safe, neat and tidy. The Library is a space for everyone to use so be respectful of others while inside. To ensure your belongings are kept safe and desks are available for everyone, please take your belongings with you.

Work out which Library space at Kensington and Paddington best suits your study needs.

Main Library - Kensington Campus

Save time finding somewhere to study at Main Library by using the desk availability service. In real time, check how many individual desks are available for use in designated sections on Levels 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7. You can check the desk availability maps shown on a screen in the relevant study space. Some bookable desks and computers showing as available may have an existing booking.

Need somewhere quiet?

The Main Library has multiple levels with some areas dedicated to silent and quiet study. If you're looking to find your perfect spot:

  • Silent areas - Levels 6 & 7
  • Quiet areas & study pods - Levels 5 & 8 (Level 5 except when event in progress)

Remember that the Library is for everyone, if you find yourself in a silent or quiet area, please keep your noise to a minimum.

Want to book a space?

Just need a desk and a powerpoint?
We have desks available for UNSW students to book on Levels 4 & 7 with a few that are height adjustable. Once you have worked out which level best suits your study needs you can book a space to reserve your study space.

Looking for something more?

  • Study rooms available to book on Levels 2, 3 & 4 are equipped with LCD screens and whiteboards.
  • Media booths available on Level 3 are equipped with an LCD screen and DVD/video player for viewing DVD and other multimedia from Library collection.
  • Study pods located on Level 8 are a perfect solution for solo study, online exams and online presentations.

Need a computer?

UNSW students have access to a range of computer facilities which can be accessed on campus.

  • In designated computer areas, find some desks with only a monitor - connect your laptop with the attached HDMI cable.
  • Desktop computers available on Levels 2 & 3 and in the lift foyers throughout the Library.
  • Bookable desktop computers available on Level 4.
  • Borrow laptops for up to four hours via our self-service loan lockers located next to the Help Zone.
  • Remember: You must sign out of the computer and any applications when you finish your session.

UNSW Wireless Network (UniWide) is available throughout the Library for use with loan laptops or personal devices.

Need to charge your phone or tablet?

  • Device charging lockers on Levels 2 and 3.
  • Device charging lockers in the Postgraduate study space on Level 4.
  • Remember to turn devices to silent and deactivate all alarms and reminders.

The postgraduate study space

Our postgraduate study space located on Level 4 can be accessed by postgraduate students only by swiping your UNSW ID card.

You can find a range of choices with study desks, computers, printers, device charging lockers and a designated eating area including kitchenette and microwave.

You can also Book a space to reserve study spaces including desktop computers, height-adjustable desks and study rooms equipped with whiteboards, including two rooms with LCD screens.

In real time, check how many individual desks are available in the postgraduate study space by viewing the desk availability. Some bookable desks and computers showing as available may have an existing booking. If a bookable desk or computer is not in use, you can check or book it on the spot using the QR code.

Looking for more information?

If you're still looking for more information regarding opening hours, study spaces and other Library facilities, find out more about our Main Library.

Law Library - Kensington Campus

Save time finding somewhere to study at Law Library. In real time, check how many individual desks are available on Ground Level and Level 1 by viewing the desk availability. Some desks and computers on Level 1 showing as available may have an existing booking.

Want to book a space?

Just need a desk and a powerpoint?
We have desks available for UNSW students to book on Level 1. Once you have worked out which area suits your study needs you can book a space to reserve your study space.

Looking for something more?

  • Study rooms available to book on Ground Level and Level 1 with most equipped with LCD screens and/or whiteboards.
  • Study booths located on Level 1.

Need a computer?

UNSW students have access to a range of computer facilities which can be accessed on campus including:

  • Desktop computers on Ground Level.
  • Bookable desktop computers on Level 1.
  • Borrow laptops for up to four hours via our self-service loan lockers located next to the lift on Ground Level.
  • Remember: You must sign out of the computer and any applications when you finish your session.

UNSW Wireless Network (UniWide) is available throughout the Library for use with loan laptops or personal devices.

Need to charge your phone or tablet?

  • Device charging lockers on Ground Level and Level 1.
  • Remember to turn devices to silent and deactivate all alarms and reminders.

Looking for more information?

If you're still looking for more information regarding opening hours, study spaces and other Library facilities, find out more about our Law Library.

Paddington Library - Art & Design Campus

At UNSW Paddington Library we have available a variety of single and collaborative desks including booths and some height-adjustable desks.

Need a computer?

UNSW students have access to a range of computer facilities which can be accessed on campus.

  • Desktop iMac computers available in the Library.
  • Borrow laptops for up to four hours via our self-service loan lockers at the Help Zone.
  • Remember: You must sign out of the computer and any applications when you finish your session.

UNSW Wireless Network (UniWide) is available throughout the Library for use with personal devices.

Need to charge your phone or tablet?

  • Device charging lockers at the Help Zone.
  • Remember to turn devices to silent and deactivate all alarms and reminders.

Looking for more information?

If you're still looking for more information regarding opening hours, study spaces and other Library facilities, find out more about our Paddington Library.

POWER UP

Charge your devices

You can find device charging lockers to power up your personal tablet and mobile phone devices while studying at Main, Law and Paddington Library.

Remember to turn your devices to silent and deactivate all alarms and reminders when powering up.

Food in the Library

Meal or snack break time? Looking for a kitchenette?

  • Main Library Level 2 study lounges
  • Main Library Level 4 postgraduate study space
  • Law Library Ground Level entrance lounge
  • Paddington Library and Nucleus: Student Hub space
  • Snack vending machines Main Library entrance on Level 2