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Future Students

This guide provides a starting point for finding Membership, Library materials and subject guides

Borrowing with a self check machine


  • You can borrow from any of the University of Adelaide campus libraries, including Joint Store.
  • Please note that some books or items can only be used at the Library - please speak to an Ask Library team member for more information.
  • Login to My Library to see what you currently have out on loan (to do this, please create an account on the sign-in page using your registered email address).
  • Borrow up to 20 items for 4 weeks with automatic renewals.
  • Support with finding information and using the library from our Ask Library team.
  • The University of Adelaide library staff will print a library card for you so you can borrow books and other items yourself using the shelf-check machines located at each library. Alternatively, simply take the book to the nearest Ask Library service point for staff assistance.


  • Scanning is available at each of the campus libraries.
  • Scan to a USB drive at no charge on all multi-function devices within the library.
  • There is a flat-bed scanner on Level 3 of the Barr Smith Library which allows scanning to USB, email, phone or tablet, and various cloud drives.

Printing and photocopying are not available

Study Spaces

Our libraries provide a great range of spaces to suit all preferences. These include quiet and group study spaces.