Library tips for new students

Helpful tips for getting the most out of the ANU Library
17 July 2018

Take a Library tour

Semester 2 classes kick off next week, so now is the perfect time to familiarise yourself with our five specialised Library branches.  Starting this week, we are offering Library tours and information sessions in all branches. Check the full schedule of tours and information sessions.

Opening hours

Library opening hours will change on 23 July to mark at the start of Semester 2. Opening hours for all branches are on the Library website.

Note that the Chifley Library levels 2 and 3 are open 24 x 7.

Book a group study room

If you’re after a space to study on your own or for conversation and collaboration, the ANU Library has a range of group study rooms in Chifley, Hancock and Law to meet your needs. All group study rooms can be booked online.

Find a PC

Use this helpful tool to quickly see how many PCs are available in the ANU Library. Mac computers and study spaces with power outlets are also available for use in all branches.


The Library offers weekly workshops which will show you how to discover a range of information in the ANU Library. Register online for upcoming workshops via the full event catalogue.

How-to guides

The Library has produced a range of subject and how to guides to assist you in your studies.

Library study tips

When using Library spaces, be considerate of your fellow students:

  • Respect the noise rules of the space you are in - social, quiet and silent zones will be marked.
  • Don’t leave your belongings unattended.
  • When snacking, remember - no hot food or uncovered drinks in the Library.

Take care of yourself

It’s important to take care of yourself, and seek assistance where required. The ANU Counselling Centre offers free and confidential counselling, as well as a wide variety of group programs and workshops.


More information on using the ANU Library can be found on the ANU Library website.