The Library is located in Building C at Mawson Lakes. Collection strengths include Engineering, Information Technology and Education.
There is a service point to the right of the main entrance of the library – pick up the phone and call the number listed on the monitor for Library or IT help. Staff can assist over the phone, by video call or in person.
You can also get help from wherever you are in the Library by phone, email or chat using the Ask the Library Service.
Watch the video on how to get help in the Library.
All items, apart from laptops, can be borrowed at the self-check machines.
There are two machines:
Requests can be collected from the item request shelf near the shelf check machine on the ground floor and borrowed at any self-check machine.
Laptops can be borrowed and returned using the self-service unit located on the ground floor, behind the Ask the Library/IT service point.
There are a variety of spaces in the library for teaching, individual study and group work. See the Study Spaces page for more information.
Training room: Level 3 (C3-03)
Computer pools: Level 1 and Level 3 training room
Study rooms: Level 2 and 3
Quiet study zone: Level 3
Group Study zone: Level 2
Informal zones: Lounge Level 2
Printers are on level 1 and level 3.
The following stationery equipment and supplies are provided for student use:
Sir Eric Neal Library
The Library was originally opened in 1969, when it was the central library for the South Australian Institute of Technology. In 2001 it was named in honour of Sir Eric Neal, who opened a major extension to the Library in May 2005.
The Library is home to the Art of Learning sculptures by famed sculptor John Dowie, and also features a Pillar of Wisdom with quotations from significant scholars.
The Sydney Ball Gift comprising over thirty important works is installed in the Library and is by far the most valuable gift of Australian art ever made to the University. The installation celebrates the artist’s long and impressive career and considerable impact on Australian art, and recognises this wonderful act of generosity to the University.