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Hidden Gems

Hidden gems - guitar students

Bookings essential! Join our students from the Elder Conservatorium in the historic Barr Smith Reading Room on Wednesday 28 October, and discover some of chamber music’s lesser-known gems.

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Open Access Week 2020 - Open with Purpose

Open Access Week 2020

This week is Open Access Week, 19 to 25 October 2020. If you’re interesting in finding out more about open access, the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group are running a series of online events.

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Celebrating women in STEM

Barbara Kidman c. 1950s

Ada Lovelace Day (ALD), held on the second Tuesday in October, is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). There are many extraordinary women who have studied STEM at the University of Adelaide. Read on to find out more about one of the most ground-breaking, Barbara Kidman. 

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

MHAW 2020

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) from 12 October to 16 October. We, in partnership with Student Health & Wellbeing, are proud to participate and support MHAW in 2020.

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Jane Austen: the French connection

Jane Austen

Bookings essential! Join us on Saturday 17 October for a special benefit concert for the Barr Smith Library with the Jane Austen Society of South Australia. This will be a unique performance of pieces from Jane Austen’s rich collection of manuscript music books.

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Changes to Library Search


There will be some small changes to Library Search from Monday 12 October. 

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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

Building the Digital Humanities Lab workshop

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

Study 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

Winners of the Visualise Your Thesis competition

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

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