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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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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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Did you miss Open Day?

An overview of the BSL

If you missed out on visiting our booth during Virtual Open Day, a video created especially for our students is now available online. Get an overview of the University Library and all its facilities and services.

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