Main Library is located in Kensington and offers access to a wide range of materials, both print and online in the fields of arts & social sciences, built environment, business, engineering, medicine and science. See Main Library collection range for more information. Locate our facilities on the building maps with the mobile directory for Main Library and Law Library.
sshhh Levels 6 & 7 are dedicated to silent study and Level 8 to quiet study.
Help Zone: +61 2 9065 9444
Postal address: Main Library, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia
The Help Zone is located inside the Library entrance. Visit us during staffed hours for assistance with your enquiries.
You can borrow/return items using the self-check machines near the Help Zone on Level 2. Return loans via the yellow return chute located near the Help Zone. An additional after hours return chute is open 24hrs a day and located at the back of the Library near Tutorial rooms 176A & 176B. Locate this on building maps with the mobile directory for Main Library and Law Library.
Pick up interlibrary loans and requested items in the High Use Collection room.
The High Use Collection room is located near the Help Zone on Level 2. Borrow and return short loan items using the self-check machine in the High Use Collection room. Late return of these items will incur fines.
A collection of music CDs can be found on Level 3 near the front stairs. CDs can be borrowed and used on a Library computer or personal device. Headphones can be borrowed from the Help Zone.
Map collection is located on Level 3. For assistance, ask at the Help Zone. A light table is available for viewing maps. Find out more information on finding print and online maps.
Study rooms available on Levels 2, 3 & 4 and 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 available on Level 8. Check individual room details when booking for current capacity, specific furniture and equipment availability.
Computers are available throughout the Library.
UNSW students can borrow laptops from a self-service loan locker at the Main Library Help Zone or Book a space to reserve a desktop computer on Level 4.
For UNSW student and staff Wi-Fi access, UNSW Wireless Network (UniWide) is available throughout the Library for use with loan laptops or personal devices. University visitors may use their personal device to access the UNSW guest Wi-Fi service.
You will find a range of individual and collaborative study choices with Wi-Fi available, study rooms, computers and printers. Some collaborative areas contain high tables and chairs. Designated eating areas which include a microwave are available in the front study lounge and in the rear study lounge's kitchenette. Hot water is available in the rear kitchenette. For more information see Food in the Library.
Help phones are located at the Print/Copy stations on Levels 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 for print copy scan enquiries. Further assistance is available at the Print/Copy Services desk on Level 2. Print/copy/scanners are available throughout the Library at the Print/Copy stations.
Touch screen kiosk is located in the Main Library Help Zone. Use the kiosk to locate bookable seat areas, study rooms, collections, computer areas and facilities such as toilets, printers, lifts and stairs. You can also use them to locate facilities, faculties and services on the Kensington & Paddington campuses.
For postgraduate students only, this space on Level 4 is open during Main Library opening hours and accessed by swiping your UNSW ID card. You will find a range of individual and collaborative study choices with study desks, computers, printers, device charging lockers and a designated eating area including kitchenette and microwave. For more information see Food in the Library.
Book a space to reserve study spaces including desktop computers. Study rooms are equipped with whiteboards and two rooms with LCD screens. Check individual room details when booking for current capacity, specific furniture and equipment availability.
Did you know you can borrow a laptop for up to 4 hours at a time with your UNSW ID card?
Laptops are available for loan from Main, Law and Paddington libraries.