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Welcome to the University of South Australia Library

The Library plays a significant role in supporting the University’s teaching learning and research mission through the provision of relevant information resources and associated services. This includes

  • The Research collection with over 700,000 monographs and print journals together with a rapidly expanding collection of electronic resource holdings, including 200,000 ebooks, 50,000 journals, 21,000 ereadings and 420 databases. Most electronic resources are available only to current UniSA staff and students.
  • UniSA Research Archive digital archive showcasing the University of South Australia’s research and intellectual output to the world.
  • Academic Library Services designated teams of librarians who design and deliver value added services tailored for the learner, teacher, researcher and scholar.
  • Copyright advice about rights and responsibilities on copyright issues which might arise through the use of third party copyrighted works.
  • Online Publishing The Library has been hosting an instance of the Open Journal System since late 2005 and provides UniSA with a supported platform for the publication of online journals developed within the University.
  • The Digital Readings Service manages digital course readers in support of the University’s teaching and learning programs and ensures that digitised material is access and rights compliant. Access is provided to all digitised readings via the Library catalogue (opens in new window).
  • The Off Campus Library Service phone and online assistance in the use of the Library's resources and services and electronic and postal delivery loan items and documents to external students of UniSA

The Library is a member of UniLibraries SA and LATN (Librarians of the Australian Technology Network) (opens in new window).

Staff and students of the University may use and borrow from the Library at any campus and from other Australian universities. Any member of the community is welcome to consult materials held on the open shelves at any campus, and borrow for a small annual charge.

The Library continually seeks improvement and you can help by giving us feedback on our services and resources.