2020 Australian of the Year

24 August – 8 November 2020
Level 1, Barr Smith Library

Explore this traveling exhibition from the National Museum of Australia, developed in collaboration with the National Australia Day Council. Celebrates the eight extraordinary recipients of the 2020 Australian of the Year Awards, including national winner Dr James Muecke. Learn about their lives, aspirations, and experiences through objects of personal significance. 

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Changes to opening hours

From Monday 21 September, our library hours will be changing due to the mid-semester break. Full details can be found on our website.

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Digital innovation at the library: building the Digital Humanities Lab

Held on Wednesday 2 September, the ‘Building the Digital Humanities Lab’ workshop provided an opportunity for discussion and input from the University of Adelaide community on the library's future plans for a Digital Humanities Lab.

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Building works on Level 3

Commencing Friday 4 September until Wednesday 9 September, there will be extensive electrical work undertaken on Level 3 of the Barr Smith Library to install new lighting in this space.

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Visualise Your Thesis 2020

Judging has now concluded for this year's Visualise Your Thesis competition. Did your favourite win?

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