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Welcome Week

Find out what's happening at the Library

Shake up your year

There’s so much to discover – new experiences, new friends and lots to learn. The Library team will share our knowledge and help you find your way. This year we are inspired by the 400th year anniversary of the publication of William Shakespeare's First Folio, which a copy can be found in our Rare Books and Special Collections. Let's go on an adventure!

Find out more about how the Library can support you.

Must-see event

Welcome to your Library

Welcome! Find out about key staff and services, how to access them, where to find help, and how to get started with research. Come and say hi!

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Social events

Coffee & Croissants

Hang out with the Library's Peer Learning Advisors and meet other students at this tea and coffee social event.

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Special event

Weaving workshop

Come along to learn cultural weaving techniques by the amazing Indigenous educators from Koori Kinnections.

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Big Library Tour

Join us for the Big Library Tour and discover our best study spaces and chill out places.

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Online tours

Join us LIVE and learn about our Libraries! Tune in from anywhere with your questions.

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Library tour for all Indigenous students

This Library tour will focus on welcoming Indigenous students to the Library.

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Welcome Village (15-24 Feb @ Fisher forecourt)

Pop up TechSpace

A special selection of equipment from our technology spaces. Check it all out & see how we can support your learning and research.


Meet us at the Library marquee – ask us all things library, spin the prize wheel, grab some collectable freebies and have fun!

Library lounge

A space to chill out, get your 'gram on and meet our Peer Learning Advisors. Come and grab a tea, coffee and snacks!


Getting started

Here are some fun workshops to get you on track to success!

How to uni

Everything you wanted to know about uni! Library staff, Peer Learning Advisors and ICT will be there to answer your questions. We've got you covered.

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Welcome to your TechSpace

Introducing ThinkSpace and CreateSpace. Each space is equipped with creative technologies available for students to book and use for free.

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Networking space

Connect with Innovation: Sydney Innovation Hub

Meet our innovation experts and get advice on startups, connecting with mentors and the broader innovation community.

15-17 Feb @ Library Lounge, 12-1pm

Networking space

Connect with Chau Chak Wing Museum

Meet Chau Chak Wing Museum staff and find out what’s on – learn more about art, science, history and ancient cultures.

15 Feb @ Library Lounge, 1:30-2:30pm

Social events

Meet new friends

On campus or online, come and make connections for study that'll last beyond your degree.

Speed Meet & Chat

Want to meet other new students? Speed Meet & Chat is our awesome fast-paced social event where you can chat to other students and share your stories.

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NiHao Mate

We'll lead you through fun group activities to help you make connections with students from different cultures. Help yourself to free snacks!

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Social events

Library scavenger hunt

Come and search the library, finding clues and solving puzzles to win an exclusive prize! Bring a friend, meet new friends and rise to the challenge.

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Special event

World Pride: Drag bingo at the Library

With hilarious call-backs, Charisma's bingo is a fun and energetic take on traditional bingo and is the perfect occasion for all those with a competitive streak.

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Special exhibition

Shakespeare to Sci-Fi: Discover Rare Books

Discover captivating and unexpected Rare Books up-close, as our librarians showcase a range of items from the Rare Books & Special Collections vault; from Shakespearean scripts to Science Fiction!

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A big Welcome from all of us in the Library!

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