University Library and Learning Hub opening arrangements for the Seasonal Break and January 2022

On Thursday 23 December, all Library spaces and learning hubs will close at 5pm, as per usual practice leading into the seasonal break.

In recognition of the difficulties faced by students in accessing campus study spaces throughout the COVID019 lockdown, we’re very pleased to announce that the Carslaw Learning Hub will reopen on Friday 24 December and will be open each non-public holiday weekday throughout the seasonal break period, providing a welcoming space for students and researchers, particularly our newly arrived International Students.

We’re also planning to re-open CreateSpace, on an appointment’s basis, from 17 January 2022. Appointments will be available for students and staff, as needed, between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.

Bookings can be made by emailing createspace.library@sydney.edu.au with a minimum three-day lead time.

In addition, the holds pick up service is planned for re-instatement at Camden Commons from 17 January 2022. From this date, staff and students will be able to select Camden Commons as their pick-up location for Library books located at other campuses.

Opening details for each library and learning hub is summarised below, with full details for Library opening and Information Desk hours and Conditions of Entry available on the Library website and the University Study Spaces webpage.


Available libraries

Fisher LibraryRare Books and Special Collections Reading RoomLaw LibraryConservatorium of Music Library
Current opening hours:

Mon-Sun: 9am-11:59pm

Thu 23 Dec: Closed for the year from 5pm

Closed Over Seasonal Break

From 10 Jan:

Mon-Sun: 9am-11:59pm

Information Desk hours:

Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm

Sat: 10am-2pm

Sun: Closed
Current opening hours:

Mon-Tue: Closed

Wed-Fri: 10am-2pm (by appointment only)

Sat/Sun: Closed

Thu 23 Dec: Closed for the year from 2pm

Closed over seasonal break

From 10 Jan

Mon-Tue: Closed

Wed-Fri: 10am-2pm (by appointment only)

Sat/Sun: Closed
Current opening hours:

Mon-Sun: 9am-11:59pm

Thu 23 Dec: Closed for the year from 5pm

Closed over Seasonal Break

From 10 Jan

Mon-Sun: 9am-11:59pm

Information Desk hours:

Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm

Sat-Sun: Closed
Current opening hours:

Mon-Fri: 1-5pm (Click and Collect only)

Sat/Sun: Closed

Thu 23 Dec: Closed for the year from 5pm

Closed over Seasonal Break

From 10 Jan

Mon-Fri: 1-5pm (Click and Collect only)

Sat/Sun: Closed

Available Learning Hubs

Carslaw Learning HubThe QuarterCamden CommonsPNR Learning Hub
Current opening hours:

Open 24/7

Thu 23 Dec: Closes at 5pm

Open over the seasonal break from 9am to 5pm on:

Fri 24 Dec

Thu 30 Dec

Fri 31 Dec

Tue 4 Jan – Fri 7 Jan

From 6am, 10 Jan

Open 24/7
Current opening hours:

Mon-Sun: 6am-11pm

Thu 23 Dec: Closed for the year from 5pm

Closed over seasonal break

From 10 Jan

Mon-Sun: 6am-11pm






Current opening hours:

Mon-Sun: 6am-11pm

Thu 23 Dec: Closed for the year from 5pm

Closed over seasonal break

From 10 Jan

Mon-Sun: 6am-11pm

From 17 Jan

Re-commence Holds

Pick-up service during opening hours.
Current opening hours:

Mon-Sun: 6am-11pm

Thu 23 Dec: Closed for the year from 5pm

Closed over seasonal break

From 6am, 10 Jan:

Mon-Sun: 6am-11pm






Library services available online

Live ChatPeerConnect
Current hours of service:

Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm

Sat-Sun: Closed

Thu 23 Dec: Closed for the year from 5pm

Closed over seasonal break

From 10 Jan

Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm

Sat-Sun: Closed
Current hours of service:

Mon-Fri: 12pm-4pm

Sat-Sun: Closed

Thu 23 Dec: Closed for the year from 5pm

Closed over seasonal break

From 10 Jan

Mon-Fri: 12pm-4pm

Sat-Sun: Closed

Libraries and learning hubs returning soon

The following libraries and learning hubs are currently unavailable to clients and will remain unavailable in January 2022. The Library will consult with staff and stakeholders and re-open these spaces when appropriate. 

·      SciTech Library 

·      Susan Wakil Health Building Library 

·      ThinkSpace 

·      Brennan MacCallum Learning Hub

·      Abercrombie Learning Hub 

From all of us at the University of Sydney Library, may you all have a very happy and healthy seasonal break, and we look forward to supporting your academic pursuits next year.

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