University Libraries

There is some scheduled downtime for some of our electronic resources this weekend.

From 5:30pm on Sat 25th March for a period of up to 15 hours, the following sites will be unavailable:

  • IET Digital Library ebooks
  • Brill Books and Journals
  • Microbiology Society journals

Please be aware that there may be other publishers involved in this downtime of which we have not been advised of. They are all hosted by the same company.

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Picture of a red chair with a black couch in the background.

They’re new, they’re red, and they’re surprisingly comfy!

Level 2 North of the Barr Smith Library has had a mini-makeover! The existing carrels have been reconfigured to take advantage of the natural light, additional carrels have been brought in, and new couches and chairs have also arrived. New tables should be arriving any day now…

The new study spaces have been created in response to student feedback, and the changes have been possible thanks to the collection revitalisation project. You can read more about the changes on the website or simply ask an Ask Library team member.

Feedback is welcome – please speak with an Ask Library team member or tell us your thoughts online.

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All University of Adelaide Libraries will be closed this Monday, March 13 due to the Adelaide Cup public holiday.
Of course, you can still access our electronic resources 24/7, and our returns chutes will also remain open.


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Shakespeare in Performance showcases rare and unique prompt books from the world-famous Folger Shakespeare Library. These prompt books tell the story of Shakespeare’s plays as they were performed in theatres throughout Great Britain, the United States and internationally, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries.
Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.
The trial […]

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Do you search for journal articles using Google Scholar?
We have had to make changes to the way you access Google Scholar due to ongoing technical issues (the short version is that Google keeps thinking that we are robots and so they keep cutting off our access). On campus access will work as usual, but if […]

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Acclaimed by librarians, academics, and researchers alike, the Foreign Law Guide (FLG) is an essential database which offers relevant information on sources of foreign law, including complete bibliographic citations to legislation, the existence of English translations, and selected references to secondary sources, in one virtual destination. Broad in content and global in scope, the FLG […]

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A big welcome to all of our new and returning staff and students!
After a fantastic O’Week we are now ready to get into full swing with Semester 1 beginning on Monday Feb 27th.
Of course this means we are moving into extending opening hours for our libraries. Why not drop by and pay us a visit […]

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The University Libraries sends a big hello to all of the new students on campus today! A whole new chapter begins today and we wish you all the very best as you start at Uni.
We have lots of resources and services designed to make starting at Uni just that little bit easier – to learn […]

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The new one-stop-shop for all library-related questions, Ask Library is located in the Red Area, Level 3 Hub Central. Whether you’re a new or current student, or a University staff member, we have the answers to your questions.
Ask Library can help you with:

Getting the textbook or recommended books for your subject
Finding information for your assignments
Finding your way around […]

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You may notice a few differences to the Barr Smith Library when you next visit. Many of the books and journals, particularly those with a call number in the 900s, have been moved or shifted offsite as part of the collection revitalisation project.
Much of the tall shelving on Level 2 North has been removed and […]

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