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Libraries reopening


As of 13 July the following libraries will reopen

  • Law Library - Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Carington Smith Library - Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
  • Rozelle Library - Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

These libraries are currently open with strict occupancy limits

  • Morris Miller Library - Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Launceston Library - Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Clinical Library -  Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Cradle Coast Campus - Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please note the following:

  • You are required to maintain the recommended 1.5m physical distance.
  • Occupancy maximum must be adhered to.  These may change at short notice.
  • You must complete the COVID-Safe return to campus module in MyLO
  • Make sure you have had your temperature checked before entering the Library
  • The collections are accessible and books can be borrowed from the open libraries (see FAQs for options to obtain books from the closed libraries)
  • The Library is providing hand sanitiser, cleaning wipes and carrying out additional cleaning
  • If you are feeling unwell please do not come to the Library
  • All Library and UConnect services are available online at:

Library and UConnect staff thank you for your patience, as a staged return to campus and the reopening of our libraries is made. Your safety is the number one priority and use of the Library will be within COVID-19 guidelines.

Morris Miller Library

  • Opening hours are 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Maximum occupancy of 250 people at any one time
  • Seating will be available on Level 2, 4 and 5
  • Temperature checks will be undertaken at the entrance to Morris Miller Library

Carington Smith Library (Hunter Street) - from 13 July

  • Opening hours are Monday to Thursday from 9am – 2.30pm
  • Maximum occupancy limits must be adhered to
  • Temperature checks will be undertaken IMAS 9am – 10am or Medical Science Precinct 8.30am – 4pm Monday to Friday

Clinical Library

  • Opening hours are Monday to Thursday from 9am – 5pm
  • Maximum occupancy of 39 people at any one time
  • Students must enter the building via the Campbell Street entrance (open from 6am-6pm)
  • Temperature checks will be undertaken at the Medical Science Precinct (MSP) reception area from 8.30am-4pm Monday-Friday or at the Clinical Library
  • Bookings are not required to visit the Clinical Library

Law Library - from 13 July

  • Opening hours are Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm
  • Maximum occupancy 90 people at any one time
  • Temperature checks can be undertaken at Stanley Burbury

Launceston Library

  • Opening hours are 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Maximum occupancy of 250 people at any one time
  • Bookings are no longer required to visit the Launceston Library
  • Temperature checks must be undertaken at the Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre before entering the Library

Cradle Coast Library

  • Opening hours are 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Maximum occupancy of 23 people at any one time
  • Temperature checks must be undertaken at the screening station located at the Student Services counter in Building D


Updated: 3 July 2020





New Reading List system coming soon - Talis Aspire


The Library is excited to announce the signing of a contract with British company Talis, to implement Talis Aspire as our new reading list platform. Talis Aspire has been implemented in several countries around the world including Australia and NZ, where it is the reading list system of choice for Monash, LaTrobe, Deakin and Murdoch Universities, amongst others. 

Talis Aspire will deliver:

  • improved integration with Mylo to unit and week level
  • a richer learning environment for students providing the delivery of digitized content from anywhere at any time
  • ability for academics to provide notes on resources for students, and for students to customise, annotate, and take notes within the system
  • improved access and visibility of core resources including online content, and cultural collections 
  • learning analytics – reports on usage, content accessed, time online, interactions and integration to Business Intelligence
  • streamlined workflows for Library staff and academics, including acquisitions and ordering processes
  • simpler copyright compliance - digitised content can be audited to comply with copyright requirements

A pilot is being planned for Semester 2, with full implementation in 2021.

The final implementation project team, which will include academic and student representation, is currently being finalised, with Wendy Hoyle (Associate Director, Library), the Project Lead and Debra Wilson (Senior Librarian, Acquisitions and Access), the Project Manager. 


Posted: 4 May 2020




Need a chapter or journal article?


While direct access to our print books and journals is limited to libraries that are open, you can still request scanned copies of book chapters / extracts and journal articles held in our print collections to be emailed to you. Note that access is limited to some libraries only and we may be unable to fulfill all requests.  The online request form is available at:  Please ensure, that you select Scan and Attach to email as your delivery option.



Posted: 24 April 2020


24/7 Study Help

The University offers a range of online support academic and language skills development of students.

All day, seven days a week, you can seek online help with writing or study skills and with specialised subjects including:

Mathematics, Physics/Chemistry/Biology Accounting, Statistics, Micro/Macroeconomics and more.

From within your MyLO units, access the 24/7 help from the right hand side of the screen - 


Follow the prompts, once you're into Studiosity:



Booktopia will be supplying UTAS students with textbooks and other content related to their university studies. Booktopia will not have a physical presence on Sandy Bay or Newnham campuses.  All ordering will be online.

Posted: 24 March 2020


Collecting Tasmanian COVID-19 stories

Libraries Tasmania, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) and the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Social Change, Tasmania Project are collaborating to promote and collect COVID-19 stories and experiences.  You can participate in helping us create this collection at:

Libraries Tasmania at:

TMAG at:

University of Tasmania at: The Tasmania Project to give you a voice and to gather important information during and beyond the pandemic

Collecting history as it happens – COVID-19 Stories campaigns across Australia: