Cultural Advice

Aboriginal Peoples are advised the Library Collection contains images, voices and names of deceased people in physical and online resources.

The Library recognises the significance of the traditional cultural knowledges contained within its Collection. The Library acknowledge some materials contain language that may not reflect current attitudes, was published without consent or recognition, or, is offensive. These materials reflect the views of the authors and/or the period in which they were produced and do not represent the views of the Library.

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Library locations and spaces

UniSA Library is open to all UniSA students, staff, and researchers during opening hours. Each campus library offers a variety of spaces for study, research and group work.

After hour access is limited to current UniSA staff & students with a UniSA ID swipe card. Visit Library Opening Hours for more information.

Study spaces

There are a variety of student spaces in each library for individual study and group work. Please note the Library accepts no responsibility for the loss of personal items, and anything unattended may be moved by Library staff or campus security.

Some study spaces that do not require booking:

Group study zones

Group study zones have large communal tables for group discussion and collaboration.

Silent zones

Some areas have been designated as silent study zones for individual study, and are usually enclosed rooms. Please switch your phone to silent, use headphones with the volume turned down and no conversation. Please leave the room if you need to talk. If you find other people are disrupting your study in a silent zone, please contact Ask the Library and we will be happy to assist you.

Locations

  • City East
    • B3-22
    • B3-40
    • C4-07A
  • City West
    • JS6-12
    • JS6-12A
    • JS6-12B
    • JS6-12C
    • JS6-12D
    • JS6-12E
    • JS6-12F
  • Mawson Lakes
    • C3-03 when training not in progress
    • C3-17
  • Magill
    • A2-07 when training not in progress
    • B2-43 - Silent zone from 5pm on weekdays and all day on weekends and public holidays
    • Mezzanine B3-01 - Silent zone from 5pm on weekdays and all day on weekends and public holidays

Quiet zones

Some areas have been designated as quiet study zones for individual study, and are located in open spaces. Please switch your phone to silent, use headphones with the volume turned down and keep conversation to a minimum. Please leave the room if you need to talk. If you find other people are disrupting your study in a quiet zone, please contact Ask the Library and we will be happy to assist you.

Locations

  • City East
    • B4-16
  • City West
    • JS3-04
    • All of level 4
    • All of level 6
  • Mawson Lakes
    • All of level 3
  • Magill
    • West wing B2-41
    • B2-43 - Silent zone from 5pm on weekdays and all day on weekends and public holidays
    • Mezzanine B3-01 - Silent zone from 5pm on weekdays and all day on weekends and public holidays

Informal zones

Informal zones and lounges have comfortable seating for when you need a break from study.

Computer pools, collaborative teaching spaces and training rooms

There are computer pools in all libraries and hubs for student use without booking. Check the computers on campus webpage for availability.
Training rooms and collaborative teaching spaces also contain PCs and are available for students to use when they are not booked. Check the room schedule on or near the door.

Bookable study spaces

Each campus library has a range of bookable study spaces including individual and group study rooms. Most are equipped with computers and whiteboards and some contain additional equipment. Check the details of individual study rooms and make a booking via the student app or the study room booking page.

Book a study room

Visit the Library

City East

Location City East Campus, Brookman Building, Level 3, 108 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5001

City West

Location City West Campus, Jeffrey Smart Building, 217/243 Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000

Mawson Lakes

Location Mawson Lakes Campus, Building C, Mawson Lakes Blvd, Adelaide SA 5095

Magill

Location Magill Campus, Building B, St Bernards Rd, Adelaide SA 5072

Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library

Location City West Campus, Hawke Building, Level 5, 61-73 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library is open by appointment for researchers and members of the public to access Special Collections. To arrange, contact Ask the Library.

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library is open by appointment for researchers and members of the public to access Special Collections. To arrange, contact Ask the Library.

Adaptive technology suites

Adaptive technology suites are available for UniSA students to minimise the impact of disabilities or medical conditions. Each of the metropolitan campus libraries includes specialised computer facilities for use. Register with Access and Inclusion Services to access the suites with your student card. More information is available through the Disability Hub.

  • City West: JS3-07
  • City East: B3-27
  • Magill: A2-15
  • Mawson Lakes: C1-28

Multi-access suites

Multi-access suites are available to all members of the University community and provide a dignified, private and appropriate space that supports the needs of parents, breastfeeding parents, and people with disabilities, medical or mental health conditions. More information is available through the UniSA multi-access suites webpage.

  • City West: Level 2 Jeffrey Smart Building
  • City East: B4-10A Brookman Building
  • Magill: B2-35 Building B
  • Mawson Lakes: C1-07 Building C

Service points

There is a service point near the main entrance of every Library building* and regional campus (Mt Gambier – Learning Centre; Whyalla – L Building). 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 by phone, email or chat using the Ask the Library service.

*The service point at the Jeffrey Smart Building City West campus is on level 2 near the main lifts.