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Take a break during Swot Vac/Exams

Virtual Escape @ Library

Unwind during swot vac and exams with our VirtualEscape@Library guide! We've compiled a ton of fun stuff to do when you to have a little time to relax or recover from exams.

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Reflections: Connecting to Country through Art

Reflections: Connecting to Country through Art

Reflections: Connecting to Country through Art is an exhibition that highlights pieces from the University’s stellar Indigenous art collection. In collaboration with Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education, the artworks on display have been selected by our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students.

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Hidden Gems

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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Exhibition - 2020 Australian of the Year

Australian of the Year exhibition 2020

A travelling exhibition from the National Museum of Australia developed in collaboration with the National Australia Day Council.

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Open Access Week 2020 - Open with Purpose

This week is Open Access Week, 19 to 25 October 2020. If you’re interested 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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