The Library plays a significant role in supporting the University’s teaching learning and research mission through the provision of relevant information resources and associated services.
The Research collection has over 700,000 monographs and print journals together with a rapidly expanding collection of electronic resource holdings, including 500,000 ebooks, 70,000 journals, 28,000 eReadings and 545 databases. Most electronic resources are available only to current UniSA staff and students.
The Library has a number of special collections that support particular areas of teaching, learning and research and contain rare, fragile, or culturally sensitive material. We are also responsible for several archival collections, which contribute to a rich political, social and public health history of Australia, and in particular of South Australia. These collections focus on prominent South Australians including Bob Hawke (the first Prime Minister of Australia born in South Australia) and support areas of interest to UniSA students, staff, researchers and the general public.
The Research Outputs Repository digital archive showcases the University of South Australia’s research and intellectual output to the world.
The Library has been hosting an instance of the Open Journal System since late 2005 and provides UniSA with a supported platform for the publication of online journals developed within the University.
Guest access to the internet in the Library. Visitors to the Library may use most resources available in print. Access to electronic databases, full text journals and services subscribed to by the Library is often restricted by licence to current staff and enrolled students of UniSA and does not cover all services and products.