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Small step, giant leap: Celebrating Apollo at 40 Exhibition
Photo courtesy of NASA
In July 1969, the world watched in wonder during the Apollo 11 mission as Neil Armstrong took "one small step", becoming the first human being to set foot on the Moon.
This historic spaceflight represented a "giant leap for Mankind": the first time that human beings had explored another world in person. The Apollo 11 lunar landing was one of the most significant scientific and technological events of the Twentieth Century, and the program that made it possible inspired the best and brightest students to seek out careers in the exciting fields of space exploration, astronomy and aeronautical engineering. In July 2009, the University of Sydney's School of Physics, the Science Foundation for Physics and the University Library present an exhibition commemorating the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11's historic lunar landing.
Combining contemporary artefacts and memorabilia, this display presents the history of the Apollo Project and explores the relationship between the US space program and the University of Sydney's School of Physics.
At the exhibition launch 20 July
Above from left: Guest speakers were Professor Don Nutbeam, Acting Vice-Chancellor; Bryan Gaensler, Professor and Federation Fellow, School of Physics; The Hon Richard Marles MP - Parliamentary Secretary for Innovation and Industry; and Judith Fergin, U.S. Consul General.
Freehills Law LibraryTina Modotti
8 July to 24 July 2009
The Embassy of Mexico in Australia with the University Art Gallery and University Library present an exhibition of photographs taken in the 1920s by Tina Modotti.
Born in Italy in 1896, Tina Modotti lived in Mexico for only seven years (1923-1930). However, she is regarded as one of Mexico's finest photographers despite being expelled from the country in 1930 for her participation in radical politics.
Out of the Dust: Life in Afghanistan
Speaking Volumes - the Three Decker Novel
What did people in nineteenth century England really read? Explore the books from the Three Decker Novel Collection and be entertained by historical and sporting fiction, thrilled by adventure and romance and enlightened by novels on social issues.
The Heart of Medicine - Portraits by Simon Fieldhouse
This popular exhibition has returned to Fisher Library. The collection of 34 portraits of key Faculty of Medicine staff by Sydney artist Simon Fieldhouse was commenced in conjunction with the Faculty's 150th anniversary celebrations in 2006. Fieldhouse was commissioned to produce a series of 'psychological portraits' and he has generously depicted some of the quirky individualism of these subjects whilst playfully paying homage to the history of medicine.
We are currently experiencing technical problems with the Library web fine payment system. If you have paid your fine/s using the web fine payment system, it may not be reflected on your MyLoans page. If you are having problems please contact Library staff.
Due to a power interruption, the Health Sciences library is closed on the 25th May 2009.
Due to building works outside Level 2 of the Bosch building, there will be restricted access to the Medical Library on Level 3 of the Bosch building on:
For two weeks every second year the Library conducts a Client Satisfaction survey which is used to assess your opinions of the quality of services and facilities offered by the University of Sydney Library. The survey's resulting information was used to improve services and facilities.
This survey instrument is used by many Australian University Libraries to obtain client feedback. The questionnaire investigates library users' levels of satisfaction with the facilities and equipment on offer, service quality and delivery and the performance of library staff.
Users of the University of Sydney Library are given the opportunity to participate in the survey by completing the questionnaire anonymously. This anonymity helps to ensure that your true concerns are identified.
You can find the full details at the Client Satisfaction Survey 2008 web page.
Due to demolition and paving works outside Level 2 of the Bosch building, there will be restricted access to the Medical Library on Level 3 from:
Thursday 7 to Friday 8 May: 5.15pm-8.15pm only
During these times access to the Medical Library will be through the Blackburn building. Follow the signs from the main entrance of Blackburn up to level 4, then across the pedestrian bridge to Level 3 of the Bosch building.Back to Top
Due to major electrical work the Medical Library will be closed on Sunday 3 May. The Medical Library will re-open on Monday 4 May.
Reserve items can be borrowed after 3pm on Saturday 2 May and returned before 9am on Monday 4 May. The after-hours return chute will be accessible on Sunday 3 May. Books can be renewed online via MyLoans
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
19 April - Please note: This event is now fully bookedPoems Old and New: Les Murray and Judith Beveridge
21 April 2009
This is the second year that Les Murray has held a poetry reading in Fisher Library since he was appointed as a visiting Professor to the University of Sydney in 2008. This year he will be joined by Judith Beveridge, poet, editor and teacher of poetry writing at the University of Sydney. It is wonderful to have two such fine poets contributing to the cultural life of the University.
Les Murray will read from his collection of poetry - something old and something new. Judith Beveridge will read from her forthcoming collection and also some of her older poems.
Rare Books and Special Collections
It's only natural: ecology in Australia
Exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus
This exhibition comprises illustrations from a limited edition facsimile of the codex which was published in 12 volumes by Giunti-Barbera, Firenze in 1973. It was acquired by Fisher Library in 1974 and is held in Rare Books and Special Collections (RB 5473.1 Folio). Visit during the Fisher Library opening hours.
Artists in the Library
Cyd Marian Quintans (left) and Yin Cao were happy to receive their iPod Nano prize.
Drew Ridikas also won an iPod Nano, and winners of the $20 iTune vouchers were Ann Bettis, Tara McCarthy, Sally Wajon, Robert Reid, Emily Tubb and Ben Nguyen.
Due to construction work there will be no access to the Medical Library on Level 3 of the Bosch building from Level 4 of the Blackburn Building this Saturday the 7th March.
Access to the Medical Library via the Bosch building stairs is available as per normal.
If you are a disabled student and require access to Library resources on Saturday please contact the Medical Library on 9351 2413.
Celebrate O-Week and enter our online quiz for a chance to win one of three 8GB iPod Nanos.
Answer our quick quiz and be in the running to win an iPod Nano and don't forget to visit the Library O-Week stall on 25 and 26 February for more chances to win a prize. We are located on Eastern Avenue close to Fisher Library - stall number 256.
Enter the quiz here
Entries close daily at midnight 25-27 February. The competition is open to University of Sydney students only.
Good luck and enjoy the year ahead!
The library's website facelift makes it better aligned with the university’s look and feel and global identity.
Due to continuing building works the new Law Library will now open on Monday 16 February 2009 at 9.00am.
The collections are now located in the new library and we can provide access to law materials, by request, from Monday 9 February until Friday 13 February from 10am to 4pm.
Please contact the Law Library on 9351 0360 to arrange for the delivery of the items to the Fisher Library.
We apologise for the inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you to the University of Sydney Freehills Law Library.
The Camden Library will reopen at 9 am on Tuesday, 27th January. Please enter and exit using the rear entrance. The construction work to improve accessibility is continuing so please watch your step.
Due to an upgrade of the main Electrical Switchboard in the Medical Library, the Library will be closed from 3pm on Friday 30 January 2009 and will re-open at 9am on Monday 2nd February. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please contact staff at the Burkitt-Ford Library on 9351 4364 if you require assistance or resources
This service is currently unavailable. Fines can be paid in person at the Loan Enquiries Desk, Level 3, Fisher Library or the Cumberland Campus during office hours.
You can pay with credit card, debit card and EFTPOS, Monitor photocopy card, cheque or money order.
No cash payments will be accepted. Cash value can be encoded in the photocopying room at Level 2, Fisher Library, using a photocopy card or most other types of magnetic stripe card, e.g. Medicare card.
Fines can be paid in person at the Cumberland campus: Cashiers, 1st Floor, Administration Building, Faculty of Health Sciences or POS debit through Monitor photocopy card at the Health Sciences Library.
We apologise for the inconvenience.
Due to building works to improve access to Camden Library, the Library will be closed from 5.00pm on Wednesday 14 January 2009 and will re-open on Tuesday 27th January. We apologise for the late notice and for any inconvenience this may cause.
The after-hours book return chute will not be accessible during this time. Books can be renewed online via MyLoans or returned to the Camden Properties Office (C05) between 9am-4.30pm.
Please contact staff at the Badham Library on 935 18168 or after Monday 19th January Karen Black on 0401 670 597 if you require assistance or resources.
The Law library is in the process of moving to its new location at Camperdown campus, therefore, it will be closing at 6pm Friday 23 January (loans and returns ceasing 5:45pm) and re-opening 9am Monday 9 February. These dates may change as the move progresses.
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