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Welcome to the University of Sydney Library.  This guide has been developed to help students coming to the University from across the globe to understand how to use our library and includes a glossary of key terms in a range of languages.  We recommend you start with our 'Welcome to your library' video which gives you a 4 minute overview of how the library can help you.  

Affected by the travel ban in China?

We understand that many of our students from overseas may be affected by the travel ban in China.  We'll provide updates here and on our WeChat page to help you navigate the resources you need if you'll be starting your studies from China.   Please scan our WeChat code to receive the latest updates about Library Services and how the library can help you.

University of Sydney Library WeChat QR Code

Use our Chat Now Service to ask library relation questions in real-time. Available at the following times during Semester;

Sydney Time: 
10am – 9pm, Monday to Thursday, & 10am – 5pm Friday

China Time: 
7am - 6pm, Monday to Thursday, & 7am - 2pm, Friday 

Ask us now - Chat Now

How can the library help?

You can access a Mandarin version on our WeChat

New to Uni?

Wondering how to find information for your assignments? Not sure how to reference your work?

Then enrol in the Library’s online LIBR1000* course to learn:​

  • how to use Library Search to find relevant information
  • the importance of evaluating your search results, and​
  • how to reference and cite your sources correctly. ​​

Enrol at:

*LIBR1000 has been developed specifically for Arts and Social Sciences students however, it will benefit all First Years students and especially those with Information & Digital literacy course requirements.

What are 'research skills' for university? (in English and Mandarin)

In this video, we introduce you to some of the core concepts you need to understand to do research for your uni assignments. The video is in a combination of English and Mandarin 在本视频中,我们将向你介绍在查找作业信息时你需要了解的主要概念。该视频是中英结合,双语视频