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University of Sydney Library Collections

Most of the Library's collections are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System. See this page for more information on call numbers, from our catalogue help pages.

Collections (books, serials, non-book materials, etc.) are housed throughout the Library system according to subject area. Material is generally available for use by all members of the University of Sydney community. For details of the collections in our libraries, see the individual Library pages. For details of the collections in our libraries, see the individual library pages.



The Library holds copies of University of Sydney Ph.D. theses and Masters (by Research) theses. See Theses@Sydney for more information.


2 Hour

These collections operate in most Libraries and are designed to ensure the availability of books and journal articles required for course reading. Loan conditions for 2 Hour collections may vary. Normally only one or two items may be borrowed at a time, for use within the Library for one to two hours.

Overnight loans are available for some items.

Please check with your Library about this collection. .

For academic staff who want to add digital course readings (eReadings), see this page on the Course Online Readings Service (CORS) service

You can find more information about the 2 Hour Collection here.