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

Paddington Library - Help Zone with staff sitting at desk and study areas behind

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 the Library collection computer
  • Borrow laptops from the self-service loan lockers
  • Charge your devices in the device charging lockers
Paddington Library - Print collection with collaborative desk in front

Borrow and return

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.

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

High Use Collection

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


Computers are available near the kitchenette 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 students can pay online. See UNSW IT Printing for students for charges.

Paddington Library - 2 rows single partitioned study desks with print collection shelves in background


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


  • Electronic whiteboard is available near the kitchenette
  • Whiteboards are available near the main entrance and in the meeting rooms

Device charging

  • Device charging lockers at the Help Zone

Also in this Library

  • Collaborative study desks including some that are height adjustable
  • Bookable meeting rooms with AV technology (via Art & Design Booking System)
  • A water bubbler is located outside the Library
  • UNSW Security Help Point intercom located near the Help Zone
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