The University Library's extensive online and print collections are tailored to meet the research and study needs of the University community.

The University Library's collections are grounded in the principles of responsiveness and flexibility and include material and data in a variety of formats. Our e-preferred policy ensures rapid delivery of relevant resources at the point of need, backed up by an extensive print collection that includes unique and heritage materials.

Our collections respond to the changing needs of the University of Adelaide community. We welcome your suggestions and recommendations.

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Online collections

The library has an extensive range of online resources, including online journals, eBooks and databases, as well as a number of curated online collections.

Online collections

Physical collections

There is a wide range of different collections held within the University Library, including the neighborhood-style collections on level 1 of the Barr Smith Library.

Physical collections

Special Collections and Archives

Rare and unique items, a range of highly-specialist materials, and the recorded history of the University are all available within the library's special collections and archives.

special collections