Between 10 pm Saturday, 11 July and 1 am Sunday, 12 July (AEST) access to the Manuscripts, Oral History and Pictures catalogue and the viewing of digitised items will be temporarily unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience.


The Library's reading rooms are open. Before you visit, please read Visiting the Library. 

HSC Base Camp for Students

"Doctor Who: You want weapons? We're in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room's the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!"

- Russell T. Davies (from Tooth and Claw in Season 2)

HSC Help - Free School Holiday Programs

If you need more help, the Library holds free HSC Help sessions for English, History and Society & Culture twice a year.

Research Guides

We've developed online research guides to help you with tips, strategies and key resources.

HSC eResources & ebooks

We offer free access to specialist databases which offer full-text journal articles, newspapers, ebooks and reference books.

Get started with our downloadable subject handouts.

HSC Info Collection

We have a dedicated space for HSC resources in the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room on Lower Ground 2.

Study Space

If you need a quiet space to study we have plenty of room available.

Study rooms

With your Library card you can book a study room online, or at the Library, to use for individual or group study.