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University of Wollongong Australia

HSC: Join the Library

How to join the Library

As a HSC student in the local area, you can join the Library as a guest member. This means you can borrow books, use study spaces, and access a range of online material.

See our Borrowing guide for further details on borrowing conditions and membership.

To process your membership, we'll need the following supporting material:

If under 18 years of age, you will also need to bring:

  • your current student card
  • your parent/guardian's driver's licence/photo ID (a copy is OK)

18 or over:

  • your current student card OR a letter from your school confirming your student status
  • current driver's licence OR photo ID

Library services you can use


You can use the Library’s study spaces. These include:

  • powered desks
  • group study tables
  • whiteboards
  • booth seats, and
  • lounge areas

However, guest members can't book group study rooms or use the MakerSpace.


Staff at the Service Desk will provide you with a login which you can use to access the internet on desktop computers in the Library.

Finding resources

Browse the Library shelves

Call numbers are used to organise books by subject and help you find them on the shelves. When you find a book in the catalogue, note its location in the Library (for instance, Level 1) and call number (for instance, 828.993004/WIN/6). 

Alternatively, you can browse the Library shelves for material on your subjects by call number.

The following HSC subjects begin at the specified call number ranges:

  • English (800) 
  • Mathematics (510)
  • Sciences (500)
  • History & Geography (900)
  • Legal Studies (Law Library)
  • Languages (400)
  • Music (780)
  • Visual Arts (700)
  • Society & Culture (300)
  • Studies of Religion (200)

Other libraries

You can join these libraries to access their resources, online or in person, for your studies.

UOW Library  |  Subject readings  |  A-Z journals  |  A-Z databases  |  Copyright  |  Research Online

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