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Welcome Week at the Library, University of Sydney

Welcome Week at the Library

Get to know us, our services and facilities

Must-see event

Welcome to your Library

Welcome to uni! Now you're here, you're part of the scholarly conversation. Find out more about what that means, your responsibilities as a contributor and how you can get the most out of it. You'll also get to meet the Library staff and find out about all the services available to help you succeed at uni.

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Workshop series

Online study tips

Get ahead and get ready to start your semester studying online with these interactive workshops. Developed and delivered by students, for students.

Learn about:

  • Understanding Canvas
  • Getting your study space ready
  • Managing stress and motivation
  • Navigating your online classroom
  • Organising your digital life
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Discover series

Learn the secrets for success at uni including important skills and about the services there to help you at University.

7 mins

Research skills

Find the best information for your assignments.

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6 mins

Your Library space

Borrrowing, study spaces and friendly staff to help!

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7 mins

Time management

Tips from the Learning Centre so you can make the most of your time.

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5 mins

Reading strategies

Stay on top of your readings with tips from the Learning Centre.

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9 mins

Group work

Get the most out of group study with tips from the Learning Centre.

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4 mins


Tips and tricks from the Learning Centre for effective notetaking.

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Interactive video tour

ThinkSpace tech

VR, 3D printing and how you can make professional quality videos.

Interactive video tour

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Video series

Rare Books

Discover some of the Rare and fascinating items at the Library.

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Panel session

Discover series Q&A

Want to know more? These regular sessions have a panel of experts ready to answer all of your questions about the Discover series videos, preparing for uni, the Library and more.

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Meet new friends

One of the most exciting things about starting uni is meeting cool and interesting people! Come along to these events to meet other new students.

Speed meet & chat

We'll provide the talking points and you'll get to meet heaps of people in this fast paced session.

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Ni Hao Mate

Learn about Chinese and Australian culture and meet new friends.

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Coffee in the cloud

Drop in, say hi, have a chat, meet friends!

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Plan your Semester

This hands-on workshop will help you to create your very own study planner and get organised for the semester ahead.

Bring your unit outlines, timetable and creativity!

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More Welcome Week activities

The University Welcome Week planner has even more fun and informative events, including orientation sessions for your faculty.

See the full Welcome Week program