UTS Library

Library Spaces

Both campus libraries provide a mix of spaces to best meet your study and research needs. Quiet environments are designated areas where noise is kept to a minimum to encourage individual study. No noise at all is permitted in Silent Study rooms. The different study areas are indicated on the floor plans.

Assistive technologies room 1 and 2

These rooms are for use by special needs students only.

Room 2.a is single room and bookable through Room Bookings.

Room 2.b is an open room with 6 PCs.

Location: Rooms 2.a and 2.b.

Baya Ng'ara Nura* Learning Place

Dedicated to the spirit of the UTS Statement on Reconciliation, the Baya Ng’ara Nura Learning Place is intended to welcome Indigenous students to the Library. In the language of the Eora Nation, these words mean Read (Baya), Listen, Hear, Think (Ng'ara), Place or Country (Nura).

Baya Ng'ara Nura provides a welcoming space with study tables and computers, in which Indigenous students can learn and access Library resources and learning support.

Location: Level 2

Computer lab

We have two Computer Labs in the Library, in addition to general access computers on each floor. These rooms are available for students to use when not already booked by Library staff.

Location: Rooms 3.i and 4.l.

Editing studio

This room is an editing/mixing/final production suite for material users bring in. It also has voice recording facilities. Headphones, vocal microphones and a MIDI controller are available for loan from the Reserve Desk on Level 2.

This room is bookable through Room Bookings. You will also need to collect the key from the Enquiries & Loans Desk.

Location: 4.i

Games room

This is an interactive multipurpose space, featuring Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U games consoles, computers and whiteboard walls. Games and wireless headphones are available to borrow from the Enquiries and Loans Desk on Level 2. For the list of games currently available, see the Library Catalogue.

Location: Room 3.f.

Group study rooms

Study spaces are available for group learning activities, with a computer and wireless access in each room. These are bookable through Room Bookings.

Location: Rooms 3.a – 3.h, 4.b – 4.d and 5.c – 5.f.

Individual study areas

Open spaces for quiet, individual study, with desks fitted with privacy screens. Please switch your mobile phone to silent in these areas.

Location: Levels 3, 4 and 5.

Individual study rooms

Rooms specifically intended for individual study. Please switch your mobile phone to silent in these areas. These are bookable through Room Bookings.

Location: 4.f – 4.h, 5.h – 5.p.

Learning commons

A mixed purpose area, for group or individual study. You have access to Library computers as well as powerpoints and wireless access. Please switch your mobile phone to silent in these areas.

Location: Levels 2 and 3.

Lecture room

This is a space for presentations and classes with flexible furniture, a UTS presentation lectern and data projector. It accommodates up to 50 people.

Location: 4.k

Lockers

Lockers are free to use. You can get a locker key from the Enquiries and Loans Desk on Level 2. Lockers are available to UTS students and staff for the day. A fine of $5 per hour will apply to the late return of locker keys.

Items left overnight will be removed. Speak to staff at the Enquiries and Loans Desk on Level 2.

Location: Levels 4 and 5.

Presentation practice rooms

Rooms with a computer, data projector and screen for practicing presentations. These are bookable through Room Bookings.

Location: Rooms 4.e and 5.b.

Researchers' centre

A quiet space for UTS postgraduate research students and staff. You have access to a range of Library resources, powerpoints, a meeting room and long-term lockers. The meeting room 4.q is bookable. Access is through your current UTS  ID card.

UTS researchers should consult their faculty, institute or unit to ensure they have access.

Location: 5.r

Silent Study rooms

If you require complete silence to help you concentrate, consider these soundproofed rooms for silent study. No booking is required. Please switch your mobile phone off in these areas.

Location: Rooms 4.a and 5.a.

Training rooms

These rooms contain computers and presentation facilities. They are used for Library workshops and are open for general student use at other times.

Location: Room 2.c and 4.j

Collaborative Study Area

Open area to all

  • Designated open area for both individual and group study
  • Mobile phones must be switched to silent

The facilities available include:

  • 53 computers on Level 4
  • Provision for laptops and wireless network connection
  • Individual and group study tables as well as informal seating
  • Printing services room
  • Print/copy/scan machine
  • Express Catalogue
  • Computer availability information
  • Self service loans machines
  • Research Help Desk
  • Enquiries and Loans Desk
  • Closed Reserve
  • Newspaper and Journal Collection
  • Reference Collection

Location

Level 4, Kuring-gai Campus Library

Collaborative Study Area – Curriculum

Open area to all

  • Designated open area for both individual and group study
  • Mobile phones must be switched to silent

The facilities available include:

  • Curriculum kits and puppets collection
  • 12 computers
  • 2 DVD players and TV screens

Location

Level 3, Kuring-gai Campus Library

Curriculum Picture Book Room

Open area to all - No booking required

  • Extensive collection of children's picture books
  • DVD player and TV screen on mobile trolley

Location

Level 3, Room 3:04, Kuring-gai Campus Library

Group Study Rooms

Bookings: students only (book through Room Bookings)

  • 12 rooms available
  • 1 computer in each room on Level 4 & 5
  • 6 computers in Room 5.7
  • Multi-screen system with 1 large plasma display screen and 1 computer monitor in Room 4.1

Location

Levels 3, 4 and 5, Rooms 5.1 - 5.6, Kuring-gai Campus Library

Individual study areas

Open area to all

  • Designated open areas for quiet individual study on Levels 3 & 5
  • Study desks with privacy screens on Level 5
  • Mobile phones must be turned off or on silent

Location

Levels 3 & 5, Kuring-gai Campus Library

James O'Brien Room

Bookings: Library Staff only
Remainder of time open to all for individual and group study

  • Trainer's PC (Lecturn) and 6 additional computers
  • Data projector
  • Large pull-down screen
  • Whiteboard
  • Breakout space in the adjacent Group Study Room 5.8
  • Theatre style: 60, classroom: 30, reception: 80

Location

Level 5, Room 5:16, Kuring-gai Campus Library

Microform & Copy/Print Reload Room Room

Open area to all

  • Designated open area for both individual and group study

The facilities available include:

  • Microform collection and electronic reader
  • Print/copy/scan machines
  • EFTPOS Reload Station
  • Copy/print cashier vending
  • Paper guillotine

Location

Level 5, Room 5:13, Kuring-gai Campus Library

Online Training Room

Bookings: Library Staff only
Remainder of the time room is closed except at busy times when Librarians may open the room for student use upon request.

  • 1 trainer PC (lecturn)
  • 16 student PCs
  • Data projector
  • Large pull down screen
  • Whiteboard
  • DVD player and overhead projector connected to pull-down screen

Location

Level 5, Room 5:07, Kuring-gai Campus Library

Special Needs Room & Group Study Room 4.3

Bookings: Available to all students (Max 4 persons - book through Room Bookings)

  • 1 computer
For use by Special Needs students only:
  • Multimedia computer and an extra large VDU
  • Equipment to assist the visually impaired
  • Computers featuring a range of software and applications, including Kurzweil and Dragon

For more information see Special Needs Students.

Please note: Special Needs students are given priority use of this room. If a Special Needs student needs to use the room at a time already booked by other students, the Special Needs student should contact the Kuring-gai Enquiries and Loans Desk in person or by phoning 02 9514 5029 to have their booking prioritised.

Location

Level 4, Room 4.3, Kuring-gai Campus Library

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