About the Library

City West

The Library is located in the Jeffrey Smart Building at City West. Collection strengths include Business, Law, Art and Indigenous studies.

Jeffrey Smart Building, 217-243 Hindley Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 | map

Floor Plan
Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6


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There are service points on levels 2 to 5 opposite the central lifts - 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.

Self-Check Machines
All items, apart from laptops, can be borrowed at the self-check machines.

There are machines on levels 1-6 opposite the central lifts, and near the southern lift on level 1.

Requests can be collected from the item request shelf on level 2 opposite the lift, and borrowed at any self-check machine.


  • Items from any campus, apart from laptops and oversized items, can be returned through the returns chutes.
  • There are two chutes on level 1; one next to the southern lift near the career shop and one near the entrance to FM Assist.
  • Oversized items that do not fit in the return chute can be returned during opening hours – use a service point to call for assistance.

Laptop loans (Lapsafe)
Laptops can be borrowed and returned using the self-service unit on level 2 near the Tech Zone.

There are a variety of spaces in the library for teaching, individual study and group work. See the Study Spaces page for more information.

Collaborative teaching spaces: Levels 2 to 5

Training rooms: JS6-17

Computer pools: Levels 2 to 6

Project/study rooms: Levels 3 to 6. Contain whiteboards, PCs and large display screens to which you can connect your own devices.

Syndicate rooms: JS2-02, JS4-02 and JS6-02. Contain smartboards.

Silent study zone: JS6-12

Quiet study zones: Levels 4 & 6

  • Level 4: Entire floor
  • Level 6: Entire floor

Printers (photocopying/scanning)
Printers are on levels 2 to 6, opposite the central lifts.

Practice room: JS6-03
Contains recording and playback equipment to allow you to practice presentations.

Tech Zone: JS2-10 (near the top of the central stairs on level 2)
Try out new technologies including the Leap Motion Controller, Oculus Rift and Xbox One.

The following stationery equipment and supplies are provided for student use:

  • Staplers: Levels 2 to 6 close to the central lifts
  • Hole punch: Levels 2 and 5 close to the central lifts
  • Guillotine: Levels 2 and 5 at the southern end of the building
  • Binder: Level 5 at the southern end of the building
  • Light boxes: Level 5 close to the central lifts

Constructed in 2012, the Jeffrey Smart Building was named in honour of the great Australian artist Jeffrey Smart (1921-2013). Born and educated in Adelaide, Jeffrey Smart graduated from the South Australian School of Art and Crafts.

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