Getting Started

Welcome to UTS Library

UTS Library has resources, services and spaces that will help you to succeed in your studies. The Library can also assist you with online and in-person support and training.

Where is the Library?

UTS Library is located at the heart of the campus in UTS Central (building 2), levels 7 to 9. The Reading Room is also in UTS Central, levels 5 and 6, and offers a light filled space for quiet study.  

Accessing the Library

Within the Library use your UTS Student ID card to:

Further Guidelines for using the Library are available on the Policies and Guidelines page.

Where is the best place to study?

UTS Central provides a variety of spaces for both individual and group study. You can also view information on computers, printing, student spaces and floor plans.

  • Student space for study is located on levels 4 to 7
  • The Reading Room, accessed via level 5, is for quiet study. It also has access to an outdoor terrace.
  • Within the Library: level 7 is for group work; level 8 is for quiet study; level 9 is for silent study.
  • Outdoor terraces are located on levels 7 and 8 with a winter garden on level 9.
  • Bookable group study spaces are available from levels 4 to 8.
  • The Assistive Technology Rooms on level 8 have computers with specialist accessible software. See Accessibility Services for more information on services and access.

Find out what you can access by visiting our Borrowing, Renewals, Fines and Access page.

Find books, journals, articles, and readings

Search the Library catalogue for resources to complete your assignments.

Study Guides and Online Resources

Study Guides provide an overview of key resources for your discipline area. Study guides act as a portal to the online databases, journals and books that are most relevant to your area of study.  

Reading Lists

Reading lists for your subjects can be found in Canvas or UTS Online. If you can't find the Reading Lists link in your subject, try the following:

  • Subject outline
  • Modules
  • Subject Resources

You can also find individual items from your lists by searching the Library catalogue.

Books in Reserve

Reserve is a collection of high use textbooks (often core texts from your Reading Lists) found on level 7 near the Library service desk. Details on borrowing Reserve items are available on the Borrowing, Returns, Renewals, and Fines page.


Most subjects at UTS use APA as their preferred referencing style.

Visit the APA, Harvard UTS, AGLC pages for information on how to reference.

Visit the RefWorks, EndNote, and Other Referencing Resources pages for information on software that will assist you in creating your in-text citations and reference lists.

Find out more

Additional services are available by visiting the relevant section in our services menu item. These pages include specific information, resources and instruction to help you access the services, collections and spaces most relevant to you.

Contact the Library

  • Chat to the Library online for assistance finding and accessing resources and referencing.
  • Look for a Library Rover (they wear black t-shirts) to answer your question or help you find resources.
  • Visit the Service Desk on level 7 for assistance with borrowing and general enquiries.