The Library is your safe space.

The world may be in lockdown but our LGBTQIA+ community spirit and support is not! While we are in physical isolation it’s even more important to reach out.

The University of Sydney Library is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive environment for people who identify as LGBTQIA+ and our Liaison Officer is here to offer support to staff and students who need help.

We are working with the University’s Pride Network and can ensure those who need help are able to identify and access the services they require.

  • Be referred to support services including counselling services
  • Connect with supportive communities within the University including the Pride Network and Queer Action Collective

If you need support contact your Library LGBTQIA+ Liaison Officer Sam Farrell at Sam has had extensive experience working in various support roles for the LGBTQIA+ community including her role as a crisis counsellor with Lifeline Newcastle and Hunter, event facilitator with ACON Newcastle coordinating Wear It Purple Day events and facilitating anti-discrimination workshops in high schools.

The Library is also proud to be part of the Welcome Here Project. The Welcome Here Project supports businesses/organisations throughout Australia to create and promote environments that are visibly welcoming and inclusive of Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) communities. You may notice Welcome Here Project stickers at the entries of all our Library sites.


Contact your Library LGBTQIA+ Liaison Officer at