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Susan Wakil Health Building Library, University of Sydney

Susan Wakil Health Building Library

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A health sciences and nursing library for the future

We’ve worked with students and staff to bring a range of health-focused Library services into the University’s new Susan Wakil Health Building (SWHB). Enjoy state-of-the-art technologies in CreateSpace, quiet study areas, access to popular health and nursing resources, and so much more.

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Your library, where you are

The SWHB Library is spread across three levels, as well as a 24/7 zone, in the new Susan Wakil Health Building. Located on our Camperdown Campus near the Charles Perkins Centre and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH), the building is situated in the University of Sydney's growing health precinct.

This prime location facilitates collaboration between students, researchers and industry, all supported by the Library.

Collaboration across disciplines

SWHB brings together students and staff from a range of disciplinary areas. The Library can help facilitate connecting through a range of student engagement activities, programs, and workshops that with a focus on innovation, technology and research support. The Library is committed to putting diversity, equity and inclusion as a focus and is a safe space for all to network, learn, and engage across multiple disciplines and student cohorts.

Integrated with faculty

The Library can help build even stronger partnerships by embedding our research support services within Faculty of Medicine and Health (FMH) processes and programs. This integration is enabled through a shared workspace where Library Staff will work alongside staff from the FMH throughout the building.

Specialty resources

The SWHB Library’s physical collections support the education and research needs of the Faculty of Medicine and Health with a focus on health sciences, nursing and midwifery. Our active print collection is further supported by the Library’s electronic resource collection which is available 24/7. Students will be able to access high demand ‘Short Loan’ and ‘Holds’ on level 2 of the SWHB Library.

Spaces to suit you

Training room

The training room seats 20 people and will be used to run Library sessions such as our systematic review and strategic publishing workshops. Designed with group work in mind, this space also allows participants to share their work by broadcasting content from their computers onto large digital screens around the room.

Reading room

Situated among the trees, the SWHB Library reading room offers a space for reflection and silent study.

Computer lab

Our computer lab has more than 30 study spaces with computers which can be used by University of Sydney students and staff.

Study rooms

The SWHB Library offers a range of bookable student meeting rooms which can be used for group study or collaborative work. All rooms are fitted with large screens and are Zoom-enabled for wireless screen sharing.

24/7 zone

The 24/7 space in SWHB is located on Level 1 and includes meeting rooms, group study spaces and vending machines.


CreateSpace is a technology-rich engagement and collaborative learning space featuring future-focused technologies including VR, 3D printers, podcast and recording equipment with library staff to assist. Free to use for enrolled students and staff, CreateSpace is the perfect space to innovate, create and collaborate.

Information desk Small row of individal study desks Large room fillled with individual study desks Room with long tables overlooking trees Row of desks looking out a window Open plan room with couches and long tables

Visit us

Visit the SWHB Library and CreateSpace in the Susan Wakil Health Building on our Camperdown Campus.

Susan Wakil Health Building Library
Room 215, Level 2, The Susan Wakil Health Building (D18)
Western Avenue, Camperdown Campus
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
+61 2 9351 9423

Room 417, Level 4, The Susan Wakil Health Building (D18)
Western Avenue, Camperdown Campus
The University of Sydney NSW 2006

Find out more

If you have questions about the SWHB Library or would like to contribute any feedback or suggestions, please contact us.

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