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. 

Student studying in the library Level 1

Find your favourite study area or facility

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  • 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!

     

  • 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 30 minutes.

    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.
    • A Mac computer is available in Room 213 - bookings essential.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 LEI and is bookable via calendar. Find out more ...

  • Writing studio

    Located on Level 2 of the Barr Smith Library, opposite the literature collection, this newly opened space is available for quiet study when not booked.

    The result of close collaboration with the Faculty of Arts, the Writing Studio is primarily home to creative writing classes and workshops.

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