For the most up to date information and what you need to know before you visit the Library, please see our COVID-19 page.
The University of Sydney Library is happy to announce that five library spaces will be reopening for University staff and students from Monday 15 June 2020.
At this time access to Library spaces is limited to University staff and students via swipe with valid University ID only.
Fisher and Law libraries will be open from 8am – 6pm every day.
Bosch Commons, Camden Commons and The Quarter will be open 24/7.
As we open Library spaces and re-introduce services, the health and safety of students and staff are essential. Restrictions will be in place to ensure hygiene and 1.5m physical distancing at all times. Be considerate of the people around you and the spaces you occupy.
Fisher and Law libraries, Bosch and Camden Commons and the Quarter will open with access to study spaces, meeting rooms, books, journals and DVDs.
Online and modified services will continue to replace face-to-face services at this time.
Chat Now – live online chat service with Library staff
In an effort to provide concentrated support when you need it most and to simplify our hours across our sites, the Library is proposing changes to our desk hours and opening hours starting Semester 1, 2020.
The proposed changes include the following across our sites:
Changes to Desk Hours
Fisher and Law libraries are open 24/7 (for those of you who
like to study late!). Statistics tell us that 94% of our enquiries are received
between 8am-8pm, so we are proposing a change to when our information desks are
Changes to Library Opening Hours:
To simplify our opening hours across our other Library
sites, we are proposing to change when libraries are open at the following
Changes to Chat Now hours
Chat Now is a great way to chat live with a Library staff member for instant support. From Semester 1, 2020 we are proposing to extend our ChatNow service hours to the following:
What do you think
about these changes? We want to hear from you!
Following the successful launch of The Quarter, Bosch and Camden Commons at the start of Semester 1, Fisher and Law libraries will be open 24/7 from the start of Semester 2. Great news for students with no hanging around at 10pm to get into the small level 3 space. Staff can also take advantage of this new service. Students and staff will have:
access to all collections including 2 hour loans and holds
2713 study spaces
bookable discussion rooms
self-issue machines to borrow books
Both libraries are going to be staffed by security personnel only, which means that some of the library services are not available, including:
bonus and interlibrary loan pick-ups
help through staffed Information and ICT points
SYDPAY card encoding
paying fines in person.
Please remember to bring your student or staff card as you will need this to access the building. If you have any more questions, please ask a member of staff.
We’re pleased to announce that as of today the Dentistry Library has re-opened as a learning and study space after minor refurbishment works.
By Crystal Choi
The new refurbished space will have 1 bookable group room, a new relaxed study space and a study space for group and individual study, as well as ICT (VDI) computers and printing/scanning/photocopying facilities. Additional drop-down power has also been installed.
Additional furniture in the form of some new seating (couches and chairs) and new tables will be installed in 2 weeks.
The new space will initially be open from 9am-5pm, Monday –Friday. When swipe access is installed, opening hours will be extended.
All access to the space will be via campus card, and all current Dentistry students, academics and staff at the University will have access on their card, once swipe access has been installed.
Clients can initially access library support from staff during opening hours, who will be on hand to answer any queries, orientate students to the space, take returns and check out any holds/document delivery or 2 hour items.
Will there be a librarian?
Research assistance and support is ongoing. Academic Liaison Librarian, Lajos Bordas continues to be available for research appointments at the Dental Hospital, Westmead Campus and Camperdown Campus. In addition, the Chat Now instant messaging service will also continue to be available. In future, PLAs will be available in the space for support and assistance.
We are still waiting for our HAL-4 Smartlocker and HAL-5 Libcabinet to arrive, so we’ll keep you posted on their arrival. In the meantime, clients can see staff in the space for assistance.