A quick guide for newcomers

  • Information services staff are here to help you or Ask us. Our Service Charter outlines the standards of service you can expect from Library staff
  • Most of our collection is in closed-access stacks and cannot be browsed by the public. For more information see Using the Collection
  • The Library has a range of photocopying services including Copies Direct. Your Library card also operates the photocopiers and microform printers.
  • Users are welcome to bring laptops into the Reading Rooms but laptop bags will be checked when you leave. Leave large bags in the cloakroom
  • The internet, journal indexes, databases and the catalogue are available from all terminals in the Main Reading Room. Limited e-mail facilities are available. Word processing services are available.
  • e-Resource tutorials and talks are held regularly. See What's on for details
  • The Library lends to other libraries but not to individuals, but you may purchase a copy of some items through Copies Direct.
  • No eating or drinking in the Reading Rooms.
  • Please switch off mobile phones in the Reading Rooms
  • Toilets are located in the lift foyers of all floors.
  • Why not become a Friend or a Volunteer.
  • Bookplate in the foyer has meals, cakes and coffee and the Brindabella Room on the 4th floor has vending machines offering confectionary and soft drinks.

Visiting the Library

Visit us will tell you how to get to the Library and when we're open.

You will need to register to request items to use in our reading rooms