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Welcome to your Library, University of Sydney

Welcome to your Library

Research, study, meet friends and make the most of uni life

Here to help

Connect instantly online with Live Chat, visit an information desk at our locations, or check our online resources and Frequently Asked Questions.

Contact the Library

Nearby on campus

The University of Sydney Library has 10 locations across campuses, including in Darlington/ Camperdown, Camden and Sydney CBD.

See locations & opening hours

Inclusive and diverse

We celebrate diversity and provide safe spaces where individuals can thrive. We’re committed to supporting the needs of all clients, including First Nations peoples, the LGBTQIA+ community and clients with disability.

See more about diversity and inclusion

Getting started

Library website

Learn about our services, access help and over 2 million resources using our website or app.

Your Student ID

Your Student ID card is your key to the Library. Use your card to access Library spaces and to borrow.

Your UniKey

Sign in to your Library My account, access scholarly sources, databases and Wi-Fi.

Improve your searching

Our quick online training courses can help you learn skills to use Library Search and other scholarly databases. You can also find helpful information and resources specific to your course in our subject guides.

Assignment support

Subject guides

Referencing and academic honesty

You will need to reference all sources you use in your assignments. The style of referencing depends on the subject. Our referencing guide contains information on different referencing styles.

Learn about plagiarism

See our referencing guide

Borrowing

Our students can borrow from over 3 million physical items, including journals, multimedia, legal publications and fiction. There are no limits on how much you can borrow.

1. Search

Use Library Search to find the item you want and see how to access it. Electronic resources can be viewed instantly.

2. Collect

For physical items, visit the Library where the item is held and use the call number to find it on the shelf. Use your student card to borrow the item at a self-checkout machine.

3. Return

Many items can be borrowed for up to a year, unless the item is recalled. For more information, see Borrowing terms and conditions.

Rare Books & Special Collections

We have over 70,000 incredible items in our rare and special collections, including:

  • Rare books by Isaac Newtown, Charles Darwin and Lewis Carroll
  • A Cuneiform tablet and from 2,350 BC (cuneiorm script is the oldest form of writing)
  • Over 1,500 priceless comic books
  • An extensive science fiction collection, considered one of the best in the world.

Learn more about Rare Books & Special Collections

Connect with others

Meet your guides to uni life

Peer Learning Advisors are students ready to help you. They can answer your questions about study tips, making friends, using the Library and more.

Chat with a Peer Learning Advisor

Catch up in person at some library locations or video chat using PeerConnect - no need to make an appointment.

PeerPod - a podcast by the Peer Learning Advisors

Tune into PeerPod for helpful advice about uni life you can hear on the go.

Get in touch with a Peer Learning Advisor

Workshops and events

Learn, relax, look after yourself and meet friends.

New to Uni? The Library holds a series of events for Welcome Week to help you settle in to uni and prepare for study.

See upcoming workshops and events

Stay in touch

Connect with us on social media to keep in the loop with the latest updates, events and support.