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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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Barr Smith Library Level 1 open and accessible again

Great news!
After several weeks of building works during the mid-semester break, Level 1 South of the library is once again freely accessible to all. This is the section just west of the western stairs from the Hub.
Thank you for your patience during this time.

 

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Shelving to be moved from level 1

You may notice some changes in the Barr Smith Library over the mid-year break – excess shelving will be removed from level 1! Commencing Monday 3 July for approximately two weeks, the area west of the western stairs from the Hub will be taped off, with no access during this time. Library users who require […]

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The Raven at her Writing-Desk – International eBook Launch

On 1st September 2016 at 6.30pm Adelaide time the launch of the remarkable family and history chronicle contained in the letters of Amelia Louisa Vaux Gretton, known as ‘The Raven’, (1849-1889) will occur in England and Adelaide.
Amelia had suffered a long and emotional engagement to the ‘wild boy’ George Mussell Gretton, but her beloved father had […]

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Proquest theses now available via the library!

Great news for all our staff and students who would like to access international theses. The University Libraries now have online access to ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Global (PQDTGlobal), which is the world’s most comprehensive collection of full-text dissertations and theses.
As the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and as the database […]

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Open Day activities in the libraries: Sunday August 14

Get to know your University Libraries this Open Day!
On Open Day you can make a grand entrance into one of the University’s hidden treasures, the Barr Smith Library’s iconic Reading Room, consult a weighty legal tome at the Law Library or take a look at a music score or two (or 120,000) at the Elder […]

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Free library book giveaway in Hub Central

Help these books find their forever home…
The only thing better than an annual library book sale is… a library book giveaway! Come and get yourself a free book (or two… or ten…) in Hub Central as the University Libraries give away their surplus books.
Starting on Monday July 11 the library will be giving away books that have been withdrawn from […]

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JCR Web impact factors for 2015 have now been published!

Thomson Reuters have just announced the 2016 update of its Journal Citation Reports (JCR). These reports are the world’s most influential resource for evaluating peer-reviewed publications and the source of annual journal metrics, including the Journal Impact Factor.
With this new release, more than 11,000 journals in 81 counties receive their Journal Impact Factor.
The Journal Citation […]

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Four fabulous finds in the library

Penicillin, a wedding apron and the heaviest calculator* in the world are just some of the fabulous finds that you’ll find in Rare Books & Special Collections. Housing the library’s rare, vulnerable and most valuable publications and objects, Special Collections is a treasure trove for students, academics and researchers. Today we’d like to shine the spotlight on just […]

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Welcome to the Barr Smith Library: video tour

Welcome to the Barr Smith Library!
Check out our short Library orientation video tour, as we take you through some of the services and facilities the Library has to offer. While we have a huge collection of books, there’s much more including access to online material and quiet study spaces.

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