Services for students

Discover online and print resources, subject readings, and find study spaces to focus and collaborate.

Online resources

Use Library SEARCH to find and use millions of resources, including over 840,000 ebooks, 250 databases, and over 180,000 electronic journals.

Or browse our A-Z databases and Research Online repository.


Use your student card to borrow print books and other physical items via our UOW Library Borrowing app or kiosk. Staff at the Service Desk can assist you.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can try borrowing from another library.

Find out more about borrowing from your regional or metropolitan campus library.

Help and tutorials

If you have a question, instant message a librarian via Live Chat or browse our Frequently Asked Questions.

Our online Library guides can help you find information and databases for your discipline and include tutorials to help you search effectively.

Extended opening hours at Wollongong Campus Library

Extended opening hours, 8 am–midnight, are available on the Ground Floor of Wollongong Campus Library from 13 May–19 June 2024.

Library spaces

See your campus library, find out more about our library spaces or book a room.

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Off-campus and off-shore students

If you're studying off-campus, you have access to many of the same resources as our on-campus students. See our borrowing services for off-campus students to learn more about accessing resources from the UOW Library collection.

If you're studying off-shore, see our borrowing services for off-shore students to learn more about accessing copies of journal articles or book chapters from the UOW Library collection and other libraries.

Academic Skills Centre

Visit the Academic Skills Centre for online resources, Academic Consultations, and study support seminars to support your learning at UOW.

You can also access Peer Learning Coaches who can help you improve your study and research skills, locate academic resources, share strategies to help you tackle challenging content and provide you with lots of tips around your studies and more!

Digital Skills Hub

Get the skills you need to thrive in the digital world. Find your digital strengths and identify learning goals with the Discovery Tool, access FAQs and support resources, and learn about what digital capabilities mean for your life and future career.

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Regional and metropolitan campus students

All on-shore regional and metropolitan campus students can borrow items held at Wollongong Campus Library through our intercampus borrowing service.

For more information on what's available at your regional or metropolitan campus library, visit your campus library page.

Subject readings

Subject readings are resources for your subject, including library material, journal articles, book chapters and websites.

You can access your subject reading list via your subject's Moodle site.

See our guide for more information about finding and using subject readings.

Dean's Scholar, Honours and postgraduate students

Book a consultation with a librarian during business hours (9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday).

See our Services for researchers page and discover useful tools and guidance for the stages of your research journey.

Explore the UOW Thesis Collection and access thousands of theses from our higher degree research and Honours students.

Visit the postgraduate room on the Ground Floor at Wollongong Campus Library; just ask our staff for access.

Technology at UOW Library

Connect to the UOW wireless network in a few simple steps.

Print, copy and scan or add credit to your prepaid printing card.

Wollongong Campus Library

Laptops can be borrowed from the IT Service Desk in Building 17 at Wollongong Campus.

You can also bring your own device and connect it to our wireless network. Mobile charging stations are available on the Ground Floor of the Wollongong Campus Library.