What's happening?


Works on the north-west quarter of Level 2 Main Library building

The Nucleus: Student Hub coming soon

Located on Level 2, adjacent to the Main Library Help Zone, the Nucleus a central place for students, a "one-stop-shop" for face-to-face, general enquiries and some specialist advisory services. The Nucleus: Student Hub is expected to open November 2018.

You talked. We listened.

You talked. We listened.

The Library recently asked you how you used the Main and Law Library physical spaces. You talked. We listened. Find out what others had to say about your study spaces and what we have planned. We are also investigating how you are currently using spaces at UNSW Paddington Library.

Law Library plans

Law Library refurbishment

Refurbishment will soon begin on the Law Library in lower campus. Opening in 2019, the new areas will include 250 additional student spaces, quiet individual study areas, 24/7 access, group meeting rooms, a kitchenette and an exhibition space. During Summer session, the Library will continue to provide access to required and recommended readings for courses on Level 1.

New computers

New computer spaces in the Main Library

The Library has created space for over 100 PCs on Levels 3 and 4 of the Main Library.

The PCs are available for use by UNSW students and staff for individual study.

Library collections on the move

Library collections on the move

Low use books have been moved to the Library basement and are now available on request via the Library collection. Current print journals have been temporarily relocated to the basement and will be returned to the open shelves soon; they are presently available on request via the Library collection. Print journals that we no longer subscribe to have been relocated and are now available electronically or on request via the Library collection.

As we move our print collections into new spaces we are updating the location for each book as well as providing an overview on the Main Library collection range page. We appreciate your understanding while we complete this project to revitalise our print collections and create new study spaces.

Book giveaway

Book giveaway

The Library is giving away low-use, duplicate copies of books that have been removed from the collection. You can find the giveaways on Level 2 of the Main Library opposite the lifts.

UNSW Bookshop

UNSW Bookshop

The award-winning UNSW Bookshop will take up residence on Level 3 of the Main Library during their renovations. They will be offering text books and course materials only. You will find them near the Computer Labs from 27 August.

Digital repositories

Next Generation Digital Repositories

UNSW Library will meet the changing needs and expectations of institutions, funders and researchers by transforming UNSW’s digital repositories and managing a diverse range of digital content including theses, research outputs (traditional and non-traditional), research data and digitised collections in line with international best-practice.

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