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This guide is for The University of Adelaide College students, to assist students with the use of the Library’s resources and help you locate resources.

About the Library

Barr Smith Library

Elder Music Library

Law Library

Rare Books & Special Collections

Roseworthy Library

Waite Library

Library opening hours

Barr Smith Library Maps

Level 1 - Rare Books and Special Collections, and call numbers up to 599
Level 2 - Research Librarians and call numbers from 600 up to 999
Level 3 - Research Help Desk, Services Support Desk, and High Use Collection



This guide is to assist you with the use of the Library’s resources and help you locate resources for your research projects.

Library Services for UofA College

Resources and Services

   Being a member of the library gives you access to:

  • The Library's website including our Resource Guides
  • Quiet study areas
  • Student computers in the Library and Hub Central
  • Most of the library's electronic resources are available on a walk-in basis by coming into one of the University libraries and using a public access computer. Degree Transfer students also have remote access to electronic resources.
  • Help in finding information
  • Library orientation sessions


  • College students can borrow books from the Barr Smith Library's main collection and the Reserve and DVD collections. You can also borrow from the other University of Adelaide libraries but there may be some restrictions.
  • You may borrow up to fifty (50) books at any one time. The usual loan period is ten (10) weeks but will be renewed automatically up to five times if nobody is waiting to use the book. 

Library Help

Library Quest

Library Quest is a fun way to learn about the library and how we can help you with your studies. The game takes around 15 minutes to complete.

Need help?

If you have any questions about using library or locating information please contact the staff at Ask Library

Finding Books - Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

  • find the book using Library Search,
  • identify and understand information about book's location,
  • use the book location information to dind the book on the library shelf.