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Face to face help

Getting help in the Library

Information desks

Library staff are ready to answer your questions and help you find the resources you need for your studies. We can also put you in contact with librarians that specialise in your area of study or other experts in the field.

You'll find information desks in:

  • Fisher Library
  • Law Library
  • SciTech Library
  • Nursing Library
  • Conservatorium Library
  • SCA Library
  • Health Sciences Library

Academic Liaison Librarians (ALLs)

Our Academic Liaison Librarians work across our campuses, providing individual consultations to help you with your research, and learning and teaching goals.

Get in contact with the ALL in your area, and they can help you:

  • Improve your search strategies and results
  • Manage your reference library (using EndNote or other tools)
  • Understand your open access publishing options
  • Measure, evaluate and maximise the impact of your research
  • Embed information skills development in your curriculum design
  • Ensure our collection supports your curriculum

Peer Learning Advisors (PLAs)

Peer Learning Advisors (PLAs) are University of Sydney postgraduate students who are here to:

  • Help you navigate university life
  • Provide study and social support
  • Connect you to the experts and services you need
  • Assist you with using library equipment and technology
  • Share the student experience, offer peer-to-peer guidance and facilitate community in our study spaces.

PLAs provide a roving service in The Quarter, Bosch Commons, ThinkSpace, Dentistry Library, and Camden Commons. They wear red t-shirts and welcome you to approach them for a chat.