Using Your Library
YOUR CAMPUS LIBRARY
Batemans Bay Community Library
Bega Valley Shire Library
Curriculum Resource Centre
Hong Kong CCCU Telford Library
Southern Sydney (Loftus) Campus Library
Southern Highland (Moss Vale) Library
South Western Sydney Campus
Sydney Business School
Shoalhaven Campus Library
Wollongong Campus Library
Library services for UOW students outside Australia
ACCESS YOUR SUBJECT READINGS
Past exam papers and subject resources can be accessed via Subject Readings. Enter the subject code in the search bar to retrieve a list of prescribed or recommended readings.
FIND LIBRARY RESOURCES
Use SEARCH to find print resources, eBooks and online journal articles. To access electronic resources from the search results list, click on 'Access electronically' or download Full Text PDF. Electronic resources can also be accessed via databases and eJournals. If you are not able to find the item you need, you can request and borrow items from other libraries.
Guides are available for each discipline with links to recommended journal databases, websites and other useful learning resources to assist clients to locate resources. Additional guides are available to assist clients in areas of study including referencing and citing.
Use your UOW student ID card to borrow and request items from your campus library and from other libraries. Find out more about our borrowing conditions.
High demand print items and prescribed subject resources can be borrowed from the Short Loans Collection. Please ask for assistance with borrowing these items at your campus library.
CHECK YOUR RECORD
Check your library record for fines, recalled items and overdue loans. You can also renew items and view the progress for print items you have requested from other libraries.
Group study rooms at Wollongong and Shoalhaven campuses are available to book online. To book study rooms at other UOW Library locations, contact your campus library.
DESKTOP COMPUTERS AND BYO DEVICE
Some UOW libraries provide powered desks so you can use your own device to study. You will need to set up your wireless connection on your personal device to use the UOW Wi-Fi.
If you don't have a personal device, there are desktop computers available to UOW staff and students on campus. There are also laptops available for loan by UOW students and staff at Wollongong Campus. Log in to UOW desktop computers and laptops using your UOW username and password.
All files are automatically deleted from UOW desktop computers and laptops when you log off, so remember to regularly save a backup of your files to a removable storage device.
Guest members at Shoalhaven and Wollongong campus libraries can use UOW desktop computers. Ask library staff for assistance to log on.
LIBRARY TOURS AND INFO SESSIONS
Library tours and information sessions will be held at the start of Autumn Session at each campus location. Find out more about Orientation events at the Wollongong campus and other UOW campuses.
GET A HEAD START
StartSmart introduces you to essential information and skills to find and use great information for assignments, avoid plagiarism, and develop strong academic integrity practices. StartSmart is one of two compulsory programs that all commencing students must complete, together with the complementary CareerSmart program.
GET CONNECTED ONLINE
Free wireless internet access is available to UOW staff and students on all campuses. It's easy to set up a wireless internet connection on your personal computer, tablet or mobile phone. For domestic students, access the UOW Wireless network using the set-up guide for your device. Students studying outside Australia should visit their campus library to ask for assistance.
PRINTING, COPYING AND SCANNING
Students studying in Australia can use their UOW student ID card to print, copy and scan documents. Prior to your first use, you will need to set up a PIN code with your student ID card. You then need to add credit to your account. WebPrint allows you to print from your personal computer via the UOW Wi-Fi. Students studying outside Australia should visit their campus library to ask for assistance.
RESEARCH AND STUDY HELP
Expert research advice is available at your campus library and online via Ask Us. If you need help finding resources, ask a staff member at the library service desk, search for the answer online, chat to us, or drop in for a consultation.
Postgraduate students, honours students and academic staff can book a research consultation with a librarian.
Visit the Learning Co-op at your campus library for study skills advice and assistance with technology. Peer Academic Coaches (PACs) can refer students to individual consultations, seminars and workshops for help with academic writing, digital literacy and English language. Find out more about Peer Help.