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Welcome Week at the Library, University of Sydney

Welcome Week

Find out what’s happening online and on campus at the Library

There’s no place like the Library

Just like Dorothy journeying along the yellow brick road, you'll be learning new things, having new experiences, and meeting new friends on your university adventure. And the Library team will be your Glinda the Good Witch, guiding you every step of the way. So, click your heels and let's get started!

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Must-see event

Welcome to your Library

Welcome to uni! At uni 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 your Library team and find out about all the services available to help you succeed at uni.

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Meet the Library team

Meet the Library online

Join us in this online Q&A session and meet the friendly Library team. Let us answer your questions about the University of Sydney Library, our services, find out how we can support you throughout your studies.

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Meet the Library on campus

On campus? Come and say hello to the friendly team at the Library, pick up some awesome freebies and take a look around. We can’t wait to meet you.

Meet the Library @ Eastern Avenue

Meet the Library @ Fisher

Meet the Library @ Susan Wakil Health Building

Meet the Library @ SciTech

On campus guided tours

Library tours

Welcome to your new home away from home. Join one of your friendly library team members for a tour around Fisher Library or be one of the first to explore the new Susan Wakil Health Building Library. You’ll get to learn about how the Library can help you at uni and check out some of the Library facilities including study spaces, vending machines, sound booths, kitchens and, of course… plenty of books.

Fisher Library tours

Susan Wakil Health Building Library tours

Interactive on campus puzzle

We’re off to see the

Oh no, the Wicked Witch of the West has kidnapped your dog, Toto! Grab a friend and come to Fisher Library for an exciting, self-guided, interactive adventure. Follow the clues, solve the puzzles, and get little Toto back to Dorothy so they can go home to Kansas.

You’ll get a limited edition gold enamel pin for completing the challenge!

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Online social events

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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Online and on campus workshops

Think. Create. Innovate.

Discover the coolest places collaborate and create on campus! Use innovative tech, learn new skills, and get expert advice, all for FREE!

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Learn tech skills

Start your journey to being a tech pro with our specialised creative tech workshops. You can learn about 3D modelling and printing, podcast recording and editing, video editing and more!

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Video series

Discover uni skills

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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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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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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Rare Books and Special Collections

Over the Rainbow exhibition

Are you searching for treasures at the end of a rainbow? Many of the Library’s treasures are found in Rare Books & Special Collections. Visit their pop-up exhibition in the Fisher Library entry foyer during Welcome Week to see early editions of Frank L. Baum’s Wizard of Oz series.

Rare Books video collection

Learn about some of the fascinating and priceless items from Rare Book and Special Collections including ancient texts, medieval manuscripts and rare comic books.

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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