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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 find out about the Library services and resources available to you via your local UTAS Library branch and online.

Important steps for new students

  • Bookmark the Library webpage
    This page is your portal to almost all of the services and resources offered by the Library, so you will find that you use it a lot.

  • Get your Student ID card.  You will need this for building access, to borrow books from the Library, and to access photocopiers/printers.

  • Connect your devices to the secure eduroam WiFi network on campus.

  • Add funds to your MyPrint account for printing and photocopying on campus.

  • Create a four digit PIN for your My Library Account.

  • Find your Unit Readings and begin a regular weekly reading schedule.  Keeping up with your required/recommended reading is a vital part of your studies, and will make your lectures, tutorials, assignments and exams go much more smoothly.

  • Familiarize yourself with the Subject Guides for your subject areas.  These will connect you to the best tools and resources for finding information.

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