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Services for students
Discover online and print resources, subject readings and past exam papers, and find study spaces to focus and collaborate.
Online resources
Use Library SEARCH to find and use millions of resources, including over 450,000 ebooks, 260 databases, and over 90,000 electronic journals.
Or browse our A-Z databases and Research Online repository.
Use your student card to borrow print books and other physical items at the self-loan machines or at the Loans Desk. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can try borrowing from another library.
Help and tutorials
If you have a question, instant message a librarian via Live Chat or browse our Frequently Asked Questions.
Our online Library guides can help you find information and databases for your discipline and include tutorials to help you search effectively.
Library spaces
See your campus library, find out more about our library spaces or book a room.
Off-campus and off-shore students
If you're studying off-campus, you have access to many of the same resources as our on-campus students. See our borrowing services for off-campus students to learn more about accessing resources from the UOW Library collection.
If you're studying off-shore, see our borrowing services for off-shore students to learn more about accessing copies of journal articles or book chapters from the UOW Library collection and other libraries.
Learning Co-Op
Visit the Learning Co-Op for help with your learning, assessments and study. The Learning Co-Op provides online resources, study support seminars, and Peer Academic Coaches (PACs) who you can chat to online and face-to-face.
Regional and metropolitan campus students
All on-shore regional and metropolitan campus students can borrow items held at Wollongong Campus Library through our intercampus borrowing service.
For more information on what's available at your regional or metropolitan campus library, visit your campus library page.
Subject readings and past exam papers
Subject readings and past papers are available online. Enter your subject code in the search bar (or scroll down), select your subject and use the tabs to find your subject readings.
This is also where you can find your past exam papers (if your subject has made them available).
Dean's Scholar, Honours and postgraduate students
Book a consultation with a librarian during business hours (9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday).
See the Support for Higher Degree Research Students guide to identify your strengths, reflect on your skills and discover useful tools for the stages of your research journey.
Explore the UOW Thesis Collection and access thousands of theses from our higher degree research and Honours students.
Visit the postgraduate room on the Ground Floor at Wollongong Campus Library; just ask our staff for access.
Get to know your library
Find out about spaces and services at Wollongong Campus Library.

Hi, welcome to the UOW Library Information Session, we hope that you're enjoying your orientation experience so far. We're coming to you from Wollongong Campus, but you can access library services at all campus sites, as well as online.
Each UOW Library and partner libraries offer both quiet and collaborative spaces for your study and research needs. At Wollongong, these spaces can be found over three floors. The ground floor is home to collaborative, informal learning spaces, this includes a lounge and kitchen area where you can refresh and recharge, as well as UOW Archives and the Law Collection. Level 1 is where you'll find the majority of the Library's physical collections, it's also our quiet space. Level 2 is largely a collaborative space. It is home to both the hardcopy journals and our curriculum resource collection. This is the location of many of our group study rooms, which are bookable from the Library website. You can also book rooms for Shoalhaven Campus. Visit our website to check out the library spaces at all of our campus locations or talk to on-site staff.
COVID-19 safety
Please be mindful of observing COVID-19 protocols at each site, including distancing and sanitising, and follow any specific on-site direction. For example, at Wollongong Campus we have implemented one-way travel stairways with arrows to show you which way to travel. When visiting library spaces please wipe down your workstation both before and after use with the wipes provided.
Computers are available for use within library spaces. You can also bring your own device and plug into power provided. When borrowing from the Library's physical collections, your student card is your library card and is also used for scanning, photocopying and printing once you have added credit to your card.
Ask us
If you can't find what you're looking for, just ask our friendly staff for help. Library staff are available through Live Chat to help connect you with resources and assist you with your research. You can find Library Live Chat on most of our pages by clicking the red tab to the right-hand side of the screen. You can talk to UOW Library staff via Live Chat, email, phone or in person.

We can help you with:
We receive many different questions, but the two main categories of questions are finding resources (whether that be physical books or ebooks) or being able to access information regarding membership. So, the primary place to start a search is usually our search bar. You can find it under the Library heading on our homepage.
Another important question that we often get asked is where to find the returns chute. The returns chute is located in the foyer when you enter on your right. Return chutes can be found at each campus library. If you can't get onto campus you can always return your item to us by mail.
Booking group study rooms
We also help students book group study rooms. From the homepage you can scroll down to quick links on the right-hand side and click ‘book a room’. This will show you all the rooms available for that day. Once you've selected the room and time slots that you want, click ‘submit’ and log in. The room will be booked for you.
Finding subject readings
To find subject readings, go to the Library homepage and scroll down to the quick links on the right hand side. Click subject readings and enter your subject code or the subject name (for example for ‘ACCY200’) to find resources for that subject. If you’re studying off-shore, you can pick the country you're studying the course in.
Keep up to date with Library information via our website. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook as well as on the MYUOW app by opting into the Library channel.
Technology at UOW Library
Connect to the UOW wireless network in a few simple steps.
Print, copy and scan or add credit to your prepaid printing card.

Wollongong Campus Library
Laptops can be borrowed from the IT Service Desk in Building 17 at Wollongong Campus.
You can also bring your own device and connect it to our wireless network. Mobile charging stations are available on the Ground Floor of the Wollongong Campus Library.
The UOW Student Makerspace is a place to safely use tools and equipment to explore your creativity and test your technical skills. The space is SAF-funded and is located on the Ground Floor of the Wollongong Campus Library.
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