Paddington Library

UNSW Paddington Library is located in Paddington Art & Design campus in Block D 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.

Help Zone: +61 2 9065 9444

Postal address: UNSW Paddington Library, PO Box 259, UNSW Art & Design, Paddington, NSW 2021, Australia

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

Today's hours

Help Zone

The Help Zone is located on the Ground Level with the Nucleus: Student Hub Help Zone.

  • Visit us during staffed hours for assistance with your enquiries
  • Borrow and return items
  • Search for items via the Library collection computer
  • Borrow laptops from the self-service loan lockers
  • Charge your devices in the device charging lockers

Borrow and return

Borrow and return items

Paddington Library collection items are housed on the Ground Level. See Paddington Library's collection range for more information.

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 open 24hrs a day and located at Gate 1 on Greens Road.

High Use Collection room

Pick up interlibrary loans, DVD and other requested items in the High Use Collection room located near the kitchenette.

Borrow and return items using the self-check machine in the High Use Collection room. Late return of these items will incur fines.

Study areas

Find a variety of single and collaborative desks including booths.

  • Collaborative study desks include some that are height adjustable
  • Bookable meeting rooms with AV technology (via Art & Design Booking System)


iMac Computers are available near the kitchenette with one Windows computer available to play multimedia.

UNSW students can borrow laptops from a self-service loan locker at the Help Zone.

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.

Print/Copy services

Print/copy/scanner is available at the Print/Copy station in the High Use Collection room. Help phone is located at the Print/Copy stations for print copy scan enquiries. Further assistance is available at the Help Zone.

Add credit to your UNSW ID card at any recharge kiosk, outside the High Use Collection room or pay online. See UNSW IT Printing for for charges.


Designated eating area which includes a microwave is available in the kitchenette. For more information see Food in the Library.


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


  • Microsoft Surface Hub digital whiteboard is available in the presentation area near the kitchenette
  • Whiteboards are available near the main entrance and in the meeting rooms

Device charging

  • Personal tablet and mobile device charging lockers at the Help Zone

Also in this Library

  • A water bubbler is located outside the Library
  • UNSW Security Help Point intercom located near the Help Zone

Borrow a laptop

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.