University Libraries

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 – we look forward to seeing you all soon! Full details of opening hours for all of our library branches can be found here


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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 about how the library can support your studies please come on a tour or to a library orientation session (all times are listed in the OWeek planner, just search for ‘library’) or play Library Quest.

If you have any questions please speak to an Ask Library team member (look for the red polo shirts) or visit Ask Library in the red area, level 3 Hub Central.

Have a great orientation week and we look forward to seeing you in the library very soon!

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Staff member standing at Ask Library desk

Ask Library is ready to go!

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 the library
  • Borrowing
  • … and much, much more (including the location of the very mysterious Barr Smith South)!

Whether it is assignment time or you just need help finding your way around the library, the Ask Library team look forward to helping you find the information you need.

Ask Library is open during all regular Barr Smith Library opening hours. We look forward to meeting you soon.



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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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Lirary Quest

Library Quest is back for 2017 and this year it is bigger and more questier* than ever.
The world needs YOU to save it from a meteorite that is speeding towards the earth. Along the way you’ll also learn about the key library services and resources that can make your study and assignments less stressful. Play Library […]

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Please be aware that we are currently experiencing intermittent interruptions to Library Search. The problem has been reported as a matter of urgency and we hope to have this resolved as soon as possible.

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The Barr Smith Library and the Cowan Grant are pleased to announce that Dana Rehn is the successful applicant for the 2017 Bill Cowan Barr Smith Library Fellowship from a strong field of candidates.
The purpose of the award is to assist research postgraduates financially with uninterrupted time to work with the Library’s collections.
On receiving the […]

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EndNote is software for storing and managing bibliographic references. You can create your own EndNote library and manually add references or import them from databases.  EndNote works with Microsoft Word and other word processing programs to create citations and bibliographies in a citation style of your choice. Find out more here
Interested in trying EndNote? To help […]

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Ebrary and Ebook Library (EBL) ebooks have recently been migrated to Proquest Ebook Central.
If you previously had an Ebrary bookshelf, you will need to go through the following steps to migrate the contents.
Upon accessing Proquest Ebook Central, click “Bookshelf” in the top right corner.

Click “Move ebrary Bookshelf”.

Click “Get Started”. In the top right corner, sign […]

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Photograph of Vikki Langton.

Meet Vikki Langton, your newly appointed interim Research Librarian for Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Chemistry.
A familiar face at the Barr Smith Library, Vikki has held a variety of roles within the University Libraries including Weekend Services Librarian, Metadata Librarian and Document Delivery Officer.
Vikki is very excited about her new role, and […]

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