Studying in the Library
Library etiquette

The Library is a space for everyone to use, so consider others and act respectfully when using the Library. Be aware of the noise level limits in different areas of campus libraries like the silent study and quiet study zones. The university is a smoke-free and vape-free zone.  The Library Code of Conduct outlines the behaviours from which clients are asked to refrain whilst within the Library.

The Library rules supplement the Library Loans Policy and Code of Conduct for Library clients.

For concerns about noise and behaviour, contact Library staff or Campus Safety and Security.

Which Library study space is right for me?

The Library provides a variety of study spaces to suit the way you prefer to study. Each campus has shared, open study areas and student group study rooms for collaborative work, while quiet and silent spaces allow for focused study. Each area is designed to meet different study needs and has accompanying noise limits.

Book a Student Group Study Room

Each campus library offers group study rooms for collaborating on projects, studying with other students and for practicing presentations.

These rooms are bookable online by University students with a current WesternAccount. Find out more information, room rules and how to book.

To report booking conflicts or other problems, please see the staff at the Service desk at your campus library or contact the Library.

Library hours and locations

Library opening hours may vary dependent upon the time of year, the Academic Year Dateline and the individual library. Check your campus library page for hours, address, location maps and a virtual tour:

Bankstown City Campus Library

Campbelltown Campus Library

Hawkesbury Campus Library

Liverpool Campus Library

Nirimba Campus Library

Parramatta City Campus Library

Parramatta South Campus Library

Penrith Campus Library

Library Study Hall

Library Study Hall operates at identified campus libraries and occurs when regular Library services on campus are closed. Study Hall hours vary, so check the opening hours for your campus. Remember that access during Study Hall hours is by tap or swipe access for Western students and staff only, so make sure you bring your current Western ID card for entry to Study Hall.


Printing, photocopying and scanning.

Printing, photocopying services at Western Sydney University campus libraries deliver high speed, quality copying, scanning and printing. Information on these services, operating procedures and associated equipment can be found in the copy/print areas or by asking at the Library Service Desk. Parramatta City Campus printing and photocopying is provided by Campus Services.

Free Wifi.

Western WiFi is the University's on campus wireless network, provided free of charge to current students, staff, and some associates of the University.

Using your WesternAccount to log in, students and staff on all campuses are able to access the Internet from smartphones, PDAs, iPhones, iPads, Android 4 (or later), Linux based devices, and more. Visit the ITDS webpage for more details.

Sleep Pods on campus.

Sleep Pods are available at Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Nirimba, Parramatta South and Penrith campus libraries. All the features of the Sleep Pod are designed to help you relax - the zero gravity position, specially composed sleep music and gentle wake sequence of programmed lights and vibrations will have you rested and rejuvenated in no time. Try a nap next time you are on campus.