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Susan Wakil Health Building Library, University of Sydney

Susan Wakil Health Building Library

Opening February 2021

A health sciences and nursing library for the future

We’ve worked with students and staff to bring a range of health-focused Library services into the University’s new Susan Wakil Health Building (SWHB). Enjoy state-of-the-art technologies in CreateSpace, quiet study areas, access to popular health and nursing resources, and so much more.

Your library, where you are

The SWHB Library is spread across three levels, as well as a 24/7 zone, in the new Susan Wakil Health Building. Located on our Camperdown Campus near the Charles Perkins Centre and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH), the building is situated in the University of Sydney's growing health precinct.

This prime location facilitates collaboration between students, researchers and industry, all supported by the Library.

Collaboration across disciplines

SWHB brings together students and staff from a range of disciplinary areas. The Library will facilitate these connections by developing a range of student engagement activities with a focus on wellbeing, diversity and inclusion. The Library will be a place to network, learn and engage across multiple disciplines and student cohorts.

Integrated with faculty

We will build even stronger partnerships by embedding our research support services within FMH processes and programs. This integration will be enabled through a shared workspace where Library Staff will work alongside staff from the Faculty of Medicine and Health (FMH).

Specialty resources

The SWHB Library’s physical collections support the education and research needs of the Faculty of Medicine and Health with a focus on health sciences, nursing and midwifery. Our active print collection is further supported by the Library’s electronic resource collection which is available 24/7.

Spaces to suit you

Training room

The training room seats 20 people and can be used to run Library sessions such as our systematic review or strategic publishing workshops. Designed with group work in mind, this space also allows participants to share their work by broadcasting content from their computers onto large digital screens around the room.

Reading room

Situated among the trees, the SWHB Library reading room offers a space for reflection and silent study.

Computer lab

A computer lab will include more than 30 study spaces with computers.

Study rooms

SWHB Library will offer a range of bookable student meeting rooms which can be used for group study or collaborative work. All rooms are fitted with large screens and are Zoom-enabled for wireless screen sharing.

24/7 zone

The 24/7 space in SWHB is located on Level 1 and includes meeting rooms, group study spaces and vending machines.


CreateSpace is a technology-rich engagement and collaborative learning space featuring future-focused technologies including VR, AR, 3D printers, and podcast and recording equipment with library staff to assist. Free to use for enrolled students and staff, CreateSpace is the perfect space to innovate, create and collaborate.

Long study desks Information desk Small row of individal study desks Shelves Large room fillled with individual study desks Room with long tables overlooking trees Row of desks looking out a window Open plan room with couches and long tables

Find out more

If you have questions about the SWHB Library or would like to contribute any feedback or suggestions, please contact us.

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