Health Sciences and Nursing to come together in a new library

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Our Nursing and Health Sciences libraries will close on 27 November and 11 December 2020 respectively, in preparation to move their collections, staff and services to a new home at the Susan Wakil Health Building Library, opening in Semester 1, 2021.

This move is part of the relocation of the School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery and Central Clinical School to the Camperdown Campus by 2021.

University Librarian Philip Kent described the transition as a “historic moment”.

“Library colleagues and collections that have been central to nursing and health science communities for decades in our predecessor institutions will unite. We will deliver contemporary library services in a purpose-built new facility,” he said.

In the intermediate period between the Health Sciences and Nursing libraries closing and the new Susan Wakil Health Building Library opening in February, the resources from these collections will be temporarily unavailable.

If you need any of these resources in the interim, you will need to borrow them before the libraries close; alternatively you can use Resource Sharing to access material from one of the University’s partner libraries.

Key dates to remember

The Nursing Library will close on Friday 27 November 2020. The Health Sciences Library will close on Friday 11 December 2020.

Last date toNursing LibraryHealth Sciences Library
Borrow an item27 November11 December
Return an item27 November11 December
Request to collect an item16 November27 November

If you need to return any borrowed items to these libraries after the relevant closing date(s), please take them to one of our other Library locations. 

Any requested item not collected by the relevant closing date will be available for pick-up from Fisher Library the following week. This excludes 2-hour collection items which will be available from the Fisher Library from 1 December (Nursing Library items), and 16 December (Health Sciences Library items).

Learn more

If you have any further enquiries or wish to provide feedback, please contact Adi Piersol, Associate Director Site Services, University of Sydney Library (

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