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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

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

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.

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