Find a space just for you

With three Libraries across two campuses, we know finding the perfect space to study and take your exams can be overwhelming. That's why we created this guide to our Library spaces so you can find the perfect space for you.

Your safety is our top priority. To continue to adhere to our campus COVID Safe measures, study rooms and collaborative areas are open with reduced seating capacity. Some spaces are available for individual study only. Loans of headphones, VGA and HDMI cables have been temporarily suspended, so be sure to bring your own.

To protect our community, practice physical distancing and use hand sanitiser, antibacterial spray and wipes readily available throughout the Library. It is strongly recommended that you wear a good quality face mask (N95, P2 or surgical) and keep 1.5 metres physical distance from others while in the Library. You may need to show your UNSW ID card.

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.

  • Personal belongings left unattended may be removed and taken to lost property.
  • Check your personal belongings and power cables do not obstruct corridors.
  • For concerns about noise and behaviour, contact us or speak to UNSW Campus security.

 

Main Library - Kensington Campus

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 - Levels 5 & 8

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?
At UNSW Main Library we have desks available for students to book on Levels 4 & 7. Once you have worked out which level best suits your study needs you can book a space to reserve your study space at the Library.

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.

  • 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 are located on Level 8 and are a perfect solution for solo study, online exams and online presentations.

If a space is free 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.

Need a computer?

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

  • Desktop computers on Levels 2 & 3
  • Desktop computers on Level 4 (bookable)
  • Computer Labs on Level 3 (available when not booked for classes)
  • You can also borrow laptops for up to four hours via our self-service loan lockers located next to the Help Zone.

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 stations on Level 2
  • 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 and study rooms which are equipped with whiteboards, including two rooms equipped with LCD screens.

Looking for more information?

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

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Law library - Kensington Campus

Save time finding somewhere to study in the Law Library. In real time, check this page for how many individual desks are available on each level. Find them with the desk availability maps shown at the entrance. Desks and computers on Level 1 showing as available may have a booking.

Want to book a space?

Just need a desk and a powerpoint?
At UNSW Law Library we have desks available for 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 at the Library.

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.

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

If a space is free 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.

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
  • Desktop computers on Level 1 (bookable)
  • You can also borrow laptops for up to four hours via our self-service loan lockers located next to the lift on Ground Level.

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, student services and other Library facilities, find out more about our Law Library.

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Paddington Library - Art & Design Campus

At UNSW Paddington Library we have available a variety of single and collaborative desks. You will also find 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 including:

  • Desktop iMac computers
  • You can borrow laptops for up to four hours via our self-service loan lockers at the Help Zone

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, student services and other Library facilities, find out more about our Paddington Library.

Paddington
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