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Access to campus

Last updated July 2021
Information out about buildings and facility access at the University during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University campuses are currently in after-hours mode. Under the current government restrictions, students and staff may only come to campus to study or work if they cannot learn or work from their place of residence.

If you need to access campus, you will need to use your student or staff card to swipe in and check in using the Service NSW QR Code. Please contact Campus Assist on +61 2 9351 3487 if you have any access issues.

Student Centre in-person enquiries are currently suspended, but you can still get in touch by making an online enquiry or by phone. Find out how to contact the Student Centre.

If you’ve submitted a photo for your student card and have been advised to pick it up, we’ll send your card to your nominated Australian mailing address instead. Make sure your address is up to date in Sydney Student.

Study spaces and learning hubs are closed for the duration of the current Public Health Order. The Library remains open to students, staff and affiliates with swipe card access for the purpose of essential study or work that cannot be completed from home, with masks required.

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 situation, the ICT Learning Hubs are unstaffed until further notice, however we are able to provide support remotely. Complete the form to request remote support for your University IT.

The Library can be accessed by swipe card for enrolled University of Sydney students and staff who cannot work or learn from home and require a place to work or study, with the wearing of masks mandatory. See the full list of Library locations and opening hours.

  • The Conservatorium, SciTech, and Susan Wakil Health Building libraries sre currently closed to all students and non-Library staff.
  • Library spaces and group study room capacities have been adjusted, allowing for persons to maintain 1.5m distance at all time.
  • Some of our libraries are open 24/7, including Fisher, Law, the Quarter and Camden Commons.
  • Hours for information desks vary (check current hours).

Other Library services:

  • Information desks at Fisher/ Law (including Rare Books and Special Collections) will be closed. Research enquiries to Rare Books and Special Collections are welcome via email.
  • Live Chat is available on weekdays and weekends (check current hours)

Requests and recall processes have returned to normal. Use My account to see the items you have on loan, when they’re due or to renew.

To access Library spaces, University students and staff need to swipe in using their student or staff ID card. Please follow hygiene and physical distancing guidelines at all times. Be considerate of the people around you and the spaces you occupy.

The University Health Service is currently offering face-to-face and telephone consultations. Make sure you have your student card, as the University Health Service can only take on new patients that are current students or staff of the University. If you are attending the University Health Service in person, please bring and wear your own face mask for your appointment, as per NSW Government guidelines.

Most campus outlets are closed from Friday 2 June due to the current public health order, with the following food outlets open for takeaway only. 

  • Footbridge Station, 8am to 4pm 
  • Fisher Café, 8am to 4pm
  • USYD Store, 8am to 5pm
  • Subway, 9am to 9pm Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm weekends
  • Taste Baguette, 7am to 3pm 
  • Zabeli, 6.30am to 3pm
  • Garden Espresso Bar, 8am to 1pm

Check the USU website for the latest updates on outlets and opening hours.

Sydney University Sports & Aquatic Centre, Arena Sports Centre and The Ledge Climbing Centre are currently closed as of 4pm on Friday 25 June under the current public health order. Visit their website for further updates. 

The Sydney University LPO, in the Bank Building on Science Road, is currently open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.