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We are currently experiencing issues with our e-Shelf functionality in MyLibrary & Library Search.

We are investigating this with Support as a matter of urgency and it will hopefully be resolved soon. Thank you for your patience.

If you have any concerns, please contact staff at Ask Library.

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There will be building works happening at the Barr Smith Library on Saturday 14 October and Sunday 15 October.

The empty shelving on level 1 (in the south-west corner) is being dismantled and then relocated to the northern end of Level 2. There will be some noise and disruption during the relocation, for which we apologise.

Some of the study spaces on Level 2 are being removed to make way for the relocated shelving – but we will be keeping the study spaces closest to the windows and the natural light. This is all for a very good cause, but more on that later in the week!…

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please speak with an Ask Library team member or get in touch.

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The University Library is very pleased to invite applications for the 2018 Hugh Martin Weir Prize.

The Prize honours the memory of Lieutenant Hugh Martin Weir (1915 – 2004) and his fellow prisoners of war. It is designed to encourage study and research, including the use of the Barr Smith Library collections, into any aspect of Australia’s involvement in any war, or the treatment of prisoners of war in any conflict, including the impact on those persons involved, their families, and/or their communities.

The Prize is open to University of Adelaide students who are enrolled in an Honours thesis program or a postgraduate program by coursework or by research, either commencing or already in progress. Postdoctoral researchers are eligible to apply within three years of a doctoral award.

The maximum value of the Prize will be $2,000, which can be put towards the costs of travel and accommodation, books, printing, inter-library loans, copying and publication or other agreed purposes.

Applications open on 11 October 2017 and close on 27 February 2018. More information and an application form are available on the website.


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There have been a lot of changes at the Library, both well received and more controversial, and there are more to come. Your feedback will help us ensure that these changes result in a Library that best meets your study, teaching and research needs, both now and in the future.
It is a benchmarking survey, so […]

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All University of Adelaide Libraries will be closed on Monday 2nd October for the Labour Day public holiday.
The good news is that our online resources are accessible 24/7, as are our book return chutes. From Tuesday onwards we will be back to full Semester opening hours.

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Good news: Library Search is now working again!
We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible, and hope to have Library Search up and running again very soon (although we don’t have an estimated timeframe as yet). Thank you for your patience.
Please contact Ask Library if you would like to know more.

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SAGE Research Methods is the ultimate methods library with more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher. Also included is SAGE Research Methods Datasets which is a collection of teaching datasets […]

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Get access to the the textbooks you need, as well as your requests, 24 hours a day at the Barr Smith Library.
After the success of opening up Level 3 of the Barr Smith Library we are now offering 24-hour access to the High Use Collection. This exciting new change means that the textbooks you need, as […]

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Mid-Semester break begins tomorrow, and library opening hours will be changing from 16 September until 1 October. The Barr Smith Library will open from 8am-8pm Monday to Thursday, 8am-6pm Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. Also, after the success of opening up Level 3 of the Barr Smith Library we are now offering 24-hour access […]

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Digital capabilities are critical to our students’ academic success and the career success of our graduates.
Their future work will require them to find, assess and create increasingly complex multimedia digital resources, necessitating the integration of technical competence and critical thinking skills.
The Digital Capabilities @ Adelaide project has developed a flexible framework comprising six elements to […]

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