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Frequently asked questions
When is the Library open?
Regular Library opening hours are 8am-midnight weekdays, and 10am-6pm on weekends. City West is open 24 hours.
After-hours use of Library buildings is limited to current UniSA students and staff and you will need to use your swipe card to access the building.
You can contact staff on the Ask the Library service 8:30am-midnight weeknights, and 10am-6pm on weekends.
These times can change, so it’s best to check what time a library opens or closes on the Opening Hours page.
I’m not sure where to start with my assignment
For help getting started with your assignment, check to see if an Assignment Help has been developed for your course.
You can also have a look at the Subject Guides for broader help in your area of study.
If you need further help with understanding your assignment question and how to get started, check out the range of Study Support resources and services offered by Student Support Services.
Can I borrow a laptop?
You can borrow a laptop if you are a UniSA student.
- There are NO requests or renewals
- Laptops are located in the self-service units. You can find them at the following campuses
- City West: Level 2 of the Jeffrey Smart building, near the Tech Zone
- City East: Level 3 in the corridor opposite computer barn B3-30
- Magill: East Wing, to the right of the entrance up the steps
- Mawson Lakes: Ground floor, behind the Ask the Library/IT Service Point
- They can be borrowed for up to 4 days
- A fine of $5 per day will be applied to your account if the laptop is not returned on time
- Charges also apply for lost or damaged laptops or missing parts
- Laptops are loaned with a charger (no mouse or bag)
- You can use your student card or barcode on the UniSA App to borrow/return
- Follow the instructions on the screen to borrow or return a laptop
- When returning, you must plug the charger (from the self service machine) back in to the laptop
For more information and software installed on the computer check out the Laptop Borrowing page
How do I access my ereadings?
You can access your ereadings via the ereadings link in the course essentials panel of your LearnOnline course page.
This will take you to eReserve, UniSA's new reading list management system.
Check out the short video below to learn more.
How do I borrow items?
You can borrow items using the self-service facilities located at each campus. To borrow, you will need one of the following:
- Your student ID card or download the UniSA App on your mobile device to display your barcode
- Your staff ID card
- Community borrowers will have a library issued card
- Alumni borrowers will have an e-card issued by the Alumni Network or the barcode on the Alumni letter
- Reciprocal university students need their ID card from their home institution
City East Library: has two self-check units located on level 3. One near the main entrance and photocopiers, the other in the corridor to the right of the computer pools.
City West Library: has self-check units located on levels 1 – 6, opposite the central lifts. You can see their locations on the Digital Wayfinder.
Magill Library: has two self-check units located to the left of the library entrance.
Mawson Lakes Library: has two self-check units. One is on the ground floor near the entrance gates, the other is on level 2 near the lift and central stairs.
Whyalla Library: has one located to the left of the entrance at the Service Point. Instructions are located next to the computer.
For more information, visit the Library’s Borrowing webpage.
How do I book a study room?
Rooms can be booked for a maximum of 2 hours per student per day, up to 1 week in advance.
There are also a range of instructional videos that can help you to make the most of the technology in the study rooms.