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Going on holiday? Return those books!

Will you be going away for the Summer Vacation? If so, make sure to return your books before you leave, especially if you are going overseas. Books can be requested by other students at any time, so even if your book is not due until January, you may need to return them much sooner than […]

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Library opening hours: Summer Vacation from Nov 18

It’s that time of year again, and with exams nearly over we will soon be shifting to our Summer Vacation opening hours. From Saturday November 18th the Barr Smith Library will be open as follows:
Mon, Tues, Thu, Fri: 8am to 6pm ; Wed: 8am to 8pm
Sat, Sun: Closed
Level 3 open 24/7
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Raise your profile – publish your research data with figshare

Researchers, have you heard about figshare as a place to publish your research data?
Publishing your data raises your profile, and allows publicly-funded research to be shared for the benefit of other researchers and the general public. Funders and publishers are also requiring that research data be published.
To make publishing your data as easy as possible, […]

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Temporary access changes to Rare Books and Special Collections

The redevelopment of Level 1 means that Rare Books and Special Collections will be operating out of a temporary new site on Level 2 of the Barr Smith Library as of Monday 6 November 2017 until mid-2018. While the opening hours will remain the same we’ve had to make some changes to how the materials […]

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Games. Lollies. Puzzles. Take a break with Distraction In/Action!

Things to do in the Library during swot vac and exams:

study
study
study
study
PLAY UNO
EAT A CHUPA CHUP
COLOUR IN A UNICORN
HUG A SLOTH
study
study
study

….Wait! What? Play Uno? Grab a chupa chup? Hug a sloth?
This exam period we’re helping you study by giving you a place to relax. Come and try your hand at some colouring in, a jigsaw puzzle or […]

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The transformation begins – Barr Smith Library redevelopment

The transformation of the Barr Smith Library is about to commence, with two major building works projects starting in November: a complete refurbishment of the southern end of Level 1 to facilitate the move of the Elder Music Library into the Barr Smith Library, and a smaller joint Hub Central – University Library project to […]

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The Bill Cowan Barr Smith Library Fellowship 2018

The University Library is inviting applications for the 2018 Bill Cowan Barr Smith Library Fellowship.
This Fellowship was established by the Cowan Grant to provide financial assistance towards study for postgraduate degrees by research, using the collections of the Barr Smith Library. The maximum value of the Fellowship will be $13,000.
Previous Fellows include Dana Rehn, for […]

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Applications now open for the 2018 Hugh Martin Weir Prize

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 […]

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High Use Collection now open 24/7

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 opening hours 16 September to 1 October

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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