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Welcome Week at the Library

Don’t Panic! The Library is here for you.

Welcome to Sydney University! At the Library, we're here to support you during your time at the Uni - and what better way to get to know the us, our services and the facilities we have to offer than Welcome Week 2019.

We have a heaps of activities happening! Join us from Monday 18 to Friday 22 February 2019.

We're ready to meet you

There will be activities, freebies and library staff ready to answer your questions at each of our libraries - come in, say hi and pick up your very own copy of
Don't Panic: The Hitchhikers Guide to the University of Sydney Library

Library Tours

Get behind the scenes and discover everything Fisher Library has to offer on a 15-minute tour.
When: Daily, every 30mins from 10am-4pm
Where: Fisher Library Foyer

See even more in the BIG Library tour and discover Fisher Library, SciTech Library and ThinkSpace.
When: 1-2pm daily
Where: Fisher Library Foyer

No bookings required - just show up!

Discover your Library

New to the University? Then join us in the Library for a free interactive hour discovering key resources for your study and research. 


Rare Books Discovery

Encounter some of the Library’s greatest treasures up close at our Rare Books & Special Collections discovery sessions. You’ll view highlights of our fascinating collections including early printed books, medieval and renaissance manuscripts, archival material, and much, much more.

Discover ThinkSpace

ThinkSpace is a place of possibilities!  Come along and explore the library’s core creative incubator, join in the festivities and meet new friends. Drop in and experience virtual reality, sing your heart out at karaoke, learn about 3D printing and more!
It will be fun. It will be loud. See you there!

When: Drop in between 10am-4pm, daily

Speed Meet & Chat

Come along, meet other new students and share your stories. Everyone welcome! We'll supply talking points, you make friends!

Library Escape

Something fishy is going on in Fisher Library. You've woken up in the foyer with no memory of how you got here! Will you be the one to solve the mystery in our Library Escape challenge?
Come to the foyer of Fisher Library and ask for a Library Escape mission kit.

When: Arrive between 10am-3pm, daily

No bookings required.

Just Your Type

Discover the magic of letterpress printing. See our 19th century printing press in action, explore our collections of type and printing artefacts and try your hand at creating your own piece of print history.

When: Drop in between 1-3pm 21/02/2019 and 22/02/2019

No bookings required.

Photo Station

While you study, the Library is your place to connect with others, meet new friends and expand your networks. This Welcome Week, grab a bunch of friends and get your photo taken in the iconic Fisher Library!

When: Between 10-4pm daily Where: Fisher Library Foyer

No bookings required.