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Getting Started in the Library

A guide for new students at the University of Tasmania

Welcome to the Library

The UTAS Library provides you with access to a variety of books, journals and online databases, as well as computer labs, silent study zones, and collaborative workspaces.  The friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to help you make the most of these resources and achieve your academic goals.

Use this guide as a starting point to learn how to find and use

  • Unit Readings
  • Books and ebooks
  • Academic journals
  • Library databases


To find out more about Library services and facilities

Libraries & Facilities
Library locations, opening hours, room bookings, print/copy/scan

Access & Borrow
Borrowing, request a scanned copy, access to other libraries

Flexible Library Service
For students living more than 40km away from Hobart or Launceston during semester

Quick start guide to library search tools

Watch this video to learn:

  • How to find your unit readings using the Readings Lists portal
  • How to find books and ebooks using the library Catalogue
  • How to find journal articles using MegaSearch and the subject Databases

Important steps for new students