UTS Library

Key dates for UTS Library relocating to UTS Central - November 2019

Important upcoming 2019 dates for students and clients at UTS

Library closes 11 November and re-opens 25 November in UTS Central.

 30 August Request for Purchase deadline for Spring and Summer sessions
 6 November Deadline for fines payments until 25 November
 11 – 24 NovemberHaymarket Library closed – services available via:
  • Student Learning Hub, located on Level 4 of UTS Central: 9am-5pm Weekdays 

  • Chat on lib.uts.edu.au: 9am-5pm Weekdays

  • Telephone 9514 3666: 9am-5pm Weekdays

  • Email via the ‘Ask a Question’ page 

  • Library’s online resources (some interruptions may occur).

General collection borrowing, InterLibrary Loans and LRS requests will be  unavailable.

 25 NovemberUTS Library will open in UTS Central



Yikes the library closure

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Chau Au, 2 months ago

Yikes the library closure dates might be inconvient for Calendar B Education students like me during the Final assessment and exam period. Specially not being able to access General collection and LRS (particularly Curriculum collections) for access and  borrowing.

Hi ChauThanks for your

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Eleanor, 2 months ago

Hi Chau

Thanks for your comment. Although the general collection will be unavailable as it is being packed for transportation to UTS Central, all e-collection and online journals items will be available as per usual through the library catalogue. In preparation, we encourage you to borrow general collection items prior to 11 November. 

Dear Hsuan - thanks for your

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Eleanor, 1 month ago

Dear Hsuan-yi - thanks for your question. Yes during the library relocation book returns can be placed in the return chutes located at UTS Buildings 1 & 10. These are located at Building 1, Level 4 (Foyer) and Building 10, via Jones St entry.

Hi there.

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Jonathan, 2 months ago

Hi there.

What will happen to the old Blake Library?

Will there be a Researcher's Centre/Room in the new UTS Central lIbrary at all?


Hi Jonathan

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Eleanor, 2 months ago

Hi Jonathan

Thanks for your interest. It has not been confirmed what Building 5A will be used for in the future as yet. We look forward to finding out more once decisions have been finalised. 

Although there will not be a Researcher’s Centre in the new library, the bookable Scholar’s Centre will be available for HDR students, with priority bookings given to research students needing a dedicated space for writing up, or who can’t access facilities elsewhere. Further details regarding the booking process for the Scholar’s Centre will be made available when the library re-opens in November. 

Very, very, very disappointed

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SallyIS, 1 month ago

Very, very, very disappointed to learn that there will not be a Researcher's Centre in the new libaray. The Researcher's Centre is a great space - very comfortable, very good atmosphere, all contributing to productive work. I am unsure of what the 'Scholar's Centre' is, but if it is in any way similar to the HDR space that is provided to FASS students in Building 10, it will be truly awful! Like frightful little battery hen cages, unpleasant to be in and not at all conducive to thinking or writing. Can this unhappy decision be reversed?

The Scholar's Centre will

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Eleanor, 3 weeks ago

Hi Sally. The Scholar's Centre will continue to provide an open-plan office style study space conducive to research students similar to the Research Centre. The new library space will also provide staff and students with improved physical spaces, including large UTS Reading Room which is a designated quiet study area. 

Hi, staff member here.  Has

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Delia, 3 weeks ago

Hi, staff member here.  Has the library given any thought to organising borrower access to another friendly university library - e.g. nearby Sydney Uni - so that we can continue to borrow books during the period of closure?  Unfortunately, research and research commitments don't stop over this period.  Has the library also given consideration to providing an access point, during this period, for the collection of ILL books or new material that may turn up during this period (and be required with some urgency)?  Thank you!

Hi Delia - thanks for your

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Eleanor, 3 weeks ago

Hi Delia - thanks for your comment. During the relocation period online resources, including e-books, journals, and databases, will remain accessible via the UTS Library website. General collection borrowing, InterLibrary Loans, and LRS requests will be unavailable between the 11 – 24 November 2019. However, if you have a special request for an InterLibrary or general collection item to be made available in an alternative format over this period please place your requests as soon as possible.  

Hi there,

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Yiheng, 3 weeks ago

Hi there,


For the new library, will it accept the alunmi students get in?

Hi Yiheng,

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UTS Library, 3 weeks ago

Hi Yiheng,

Yes Alumni Members can still access the new library. You will need to have a current Library Alumni membership

You can also access the Reading Room in UTS Central without a membership during standard operating hours.

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