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Library facilities

Equipment and spaces to help you

COVID-19 Library locations have reopened

Library locations are available for current University of Sydney staff and students only until further notice.

Conditions of Entry will apply, including 1.5m physical distancing and limited maximum occupancy.

See opening hours and information desk hours.

For more details see Library COVID-19 updates or contact us.

Book ThinkSpace equipment

In the ThinkSpace, you can book time with our 3D Printers and 3D carving machine.

Our friendly PLAs will be on site to assist with using the equipment between 11am-7pm weekdays. This is a free service, however we ask that you share your creations with the ThinkSpace community on our ThinkSpace Facebook page.

Disability support facilities

The Library has assistive technology rooms in the Fisher and Health Sciences Libraries. These rooms provide access to specialist software and hardware for clients that are registered with the University's Disability Services.

Facilities by library

All of our spaces have:

Bosch Commons

Bosch Commons is a student study and learning space. It has:

  • 24/7 access for students and staff using your student or staff card
  • whiteboards
  • Silent zones and group study rooms
  • kitchenette
  • vending machines
  • 3 bookable seminar rooms with AV
  • access to high demand collections via the HAL-3 book vending machine.

Due to building works, this space is no longer accessible by lift.

Camden Commons

Camden Commons is a student study and learning space. It has:

Sydney Conservatorium of Music Library

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music is a specialist music library with one of the largest music collections in Australia. It has:

  • audio equipment at designated desks for individual listening
  • a Scansnap bookscanner, located near the scores
  • A bookable meeting room with TV and VCR
  • an exhibition space
  • Silent zones

Fisher Library

Located on the Camperdown Campus of the University of Sydney, the Fisher Library supports the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Business School and the Faculty of Education and Social Work. It has:

Law Library

Located on the Camperdown Campus of the University of Sydney, the Herbert Smith Freehills Law Library supports the Sydney Law School and legal studies in other faculties and schools of the University. It has:

  • 24/7 access for students and staff via Fisher Library using your student or staff card
  • 10 bookable meeting rooms with whiteboards and computers
  • an exhibition space
  • silent zones

SciTech Library

Located on the Darlington Campus of the University of Sydney, the SciTech Library supports the Faculty of Science (including agriculture and veterinary science); Architecture, Design and Planning; Engineering; and Medicine and Health. It has:

  • a kitchenette with boiling water tap
  • 1 bookable meeting room with whiteboard, screen and projector.
  • Rare Books exhibition space
  • lift access between SciTech Library and the ThinkSpace
  • silent zones

The Quarter

The Quarter is a dedicated postgraduate study space located on the Camperdown Campus. It has:

  • 24/7 access for postgraduate coursework students via swipe
  • three bookable meeting rooms
  • a bookable event space
  • kitchen with microwave and boiling/chilled water taps
  • vending machines
  • free 24-hour lockers
  • whiteboards
  • silent zones
  • disabled parking, height adjustable desks, and accessible toilets.


ThinkSpace is a technology showcase and creative play space, aimed at sparking ideas and providing opportunities for collaboration. It has:

  • Makerbot 3D printer
  • Creality Cr-8 3D printer
  • 3D carving machine (Carvey)
  • 3D scanner
  • iMacs with design software
  • Graphic tablets
  • One button recording studio
  • Touchscreen pods

As new technologies become available, they will be incorporated into the space to ensure there are always new creative tools to spark innovation.

Westmead Hospital Library

University of Sydney staff and students have access to the following facilities through the Westmead Hospital Library. It has:

  • Clinical scenario simulation rooms
  • Pathology tutorial room, housing historical specimens
  • Technology-enabled individual and group study spaces
  • UniSydney WiFi access
  • Purpose-built facilities for student and medical staff examinations
  • Bookable meeting rooms
  • Self-checkout technology
  • Phone charging stations
  • Computers
  • 24/7 Access (subject to conditions and registration)

Westmead Hospital Library is owned and managed by Western Sydney Local Health District.
Find out more about Westmead Hospital Library here.