Places to Study

The library provides a great range of study spaces to suit different work preferences. These include quiet study areas in which you can plug in your laptop, individual study carrels, AV-viewing rooms, computer workstations, and discussion areas with tables for group work. 

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Find your favourite study area or facility

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  • Quiet study zones

    Each University Library provides a range of different quiet study areas where you can really focus on your work. 

    At the Barr Smith Library:

    • The Reading Room on Level 2 for quiet solo study.
    • Individual study carrels on Levels 1 and 2.
    • Computer workstations on the perimeter of Level 2 North.
    • Book a computer or study booth.

    At the Sir John Salmond Law Library:

    • Individual study carrels.
    • Individual study rooms.
    • Specialised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student's rooms (one with computers).
    • Computer workstations.

    At the Waite Campus Library:

    • Individual study carrels.
    • Individual study rooms.

    At the Roseworthy Campus Library:

    • Individual study carrels.
    • Computer workstations.
  • Group discussion zones

    Group discussion areas are located:

    At the Barr Smith Library:

    • On Level 3 of the Barr Smith Library (open 24/7).
    • Group tables are at various locations on Levels 1, 2 and 3.
    • Discussion and small group study rooms on Levels 1, 2 and 3.
    • Book a meeting room.

    At the Sir John Salmond Law Library:

    • The Ground Floor is designated for quiet group discussion.
    • Group study rooms.
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student's study rooms (one with computers).

    At the Waite Campus Library:

    • Group study tables.
    • Discussion room.
    • Meeting room.
    • Seminar room.
    • Lounge area.

    At the Roseworthy Campus Library:

    • Group study tables.
    • Discussion rooms.
    • Meeting room.
  • Computers

    Computers are available at all of our branches. Most require a University ID login for access. Public PCs, which do not require a login and provide access to a wide range of online resources, are also available for walk-in access at all branches. These have a timeout of between 30-60 minutes, depending on the branch library.

    At the Barr Smith Library:

    • University computers are available on Levels 1, 2, 3, and the mezzanine.
    • Public PCs are located on Levels 1, 2, and 3.
    • Book a computer.

    At the Sir John Salmond Law Library:

    • University computers are available on the ground and lower ground levels.
    • Public PCs are located on the ground level.

    At the Waite Campus Library:

    • University computers are available for student and staff use.
    • Public PCs are available with a time-out of 60 minutes.

    At the Roseworthy Campus Library:

    • University computers are available for student and staff use.
    • Public PCs are available for walk-in access.

    For more specific information about the software included on computers around the library and University, please view this list on the ITDS website.

  • A/V viewing room

    • An audio-visual viewing room is available on Level 2 South of the Barr Smith Library.
    • Room key and remote controls can be borrowed for 3 hours.
    • The room contains a DVD and VHS player and can comfortably fit 5 to 6 people.

    Make a booking

  • Barr Smith recording studio

    Located on level 2 of the Barr Smith Library, the Video Recording Studio is run by ITDS and is bookable via calendar. Find out more ...

  • Seminar and workshop spaces

    At the Barr Smith Library:

    At the Waite Campus Library:

    • The seminar room can comfortably fit 12 people. Bookings can be made here.
    • The discussion room can comfortably fit 6 people. You can book this room at Ask Library or phone 8313 7312.
    • The meeting room can comfortably fit 8 people.

    At the Roseworthy Campus Library:

    • Four discussion rooms which can comfortably fit 6 people. These rooms can be opened up to double in size if needed. Bookings are made at Ask Library or by phoning 8313 7844.
    • The meeting room can comfortably fit 12 people. Book this room at Ask Library or phone 8313 7844.
  • Book a space at the Barr Smith Library

    The Barr Smith Library has a variety of different study spaces able to be booked for solo or group use, including computers, meeting rooms and listening booths.

    Book a study space now!

     

Alternatively, discover the types of study spaces and facilities available at each library.