Paddington Library

UNSW Paddington Library is located in Paddington Art & Design campus and offers access to a wide range of materials, both print and online in the field of art, design and media arts. See UNSW Paddington Library collection range for more information.

We have reopened limited spaces on Ground Level and Mezzanine Level Paddington Library for essential visits only. Students and staff need to book a study session or 'Quick visit' printing ticket in advance. If you no longer require your study session, let someone else use the study space and cancel your Eventbrite booking. To protect our community, practice physical distancing, use sanitiser, wash your hands and no hot food or meals while in the Library.

Help Zone: +61 2 8263 8200
Postal Address: UNSW Paddington Library, PO Box 259, UNSW Art & Design, Paddington, NSW 2021, Australia

UNSW Art & Design (Paddington campus) map - Block A

Paddington Library - Help Zone and entrance lounge area

Help Zone

We have temporarily suspended face-to-face services in the Help Zone as of Friday, 20 March. For assistance contact Library staff online or by phone 9am to 5pm weekdays.

The Help Zone is located on the Ground Level. Visit us during staffed hours for assistance with your enquiries.

  • Borrow and return items
  • Pick up interlibrary loans
  • Pick up DVD and other requested items
  • Research assistance
  • Search the Library collection computer
Paddington Library - Borrow and return machine, internal return chutes and external return chute

Borrow and return

We have temporarily closed the return chute inside the Library. Items can be returned through the after hours return chute. Access to UNSW Library physical collections including High Use Collection is still restricted and books must be requested through the Click and Collect service.

These facilities are located near the Help Zone. You can borrow/return items using the self-check machine and return loans via the return chute located near the Help Zone. The after hours return chute is located at Gate 1 on Greens Road.

High Use Collection

The High Use Collection area is located on the Ground Level. Borrow and return items using the self-check machine at the Help Zone. Late return of these items will incur fines.

Paddington Library -  view of multimedia desk area

Multimedia area

Group study tables are available in the multimedia area on the Mezzanine Level along with whiteboards, LCD screens and DVD/video players. Borrow headphones from the Help Zone during staffed hours.

Paddington Library - Computer area example


Computers are available throughout the Library. For UNSW student and staff Wi-Fi access, UNSW Wireless Network (UniWide) is available throughout the Library for use with personal devices. University visitors may use their personal device to access the UNSW guest Wi-Fi service.

Paddington Library - Print/Copy station areas

Print/Copy services

Help phones are located at the Print/Copy stations for print copy scan enquiries. Further assistance is available at the Help Zone. Print/copy/scanners are available throughout the Library at the Print/Copy stations.

Add credit to your UNSW ID card at any recharge kiosk, at the Help Zone or pay online. See UNSW IT Printing for students for charges.

Paddington Library - View of lift at different Levels



  • Male toilets are located outside the Library
  • Female toilets are located outside the Library
  • Accessibility toilets are located outside the Library


Whiteboards are available in the Multimedia area. Erasers and markers are available for use on site. More are available from the Help Zone if required.

Device charging

  • Device charging lockers on Ground Level

Also in this Library

  • A water bubbler is located outside the Library
  • Stairs to all Library levels are available
  • Accessibility lift access from lower ground floor to all Library levels
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