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Kent Libraries



Opening Hours


Campus Day Hours
Sydney Monday to Friday 10:00 – 18:00
Melbourne Monday to Friday 09:30 – 17:30
Exam Period TBA TBA



Printing and Photocopying


Printing and photocopying facilities are available to students within the library and on most levels within the college. To access these facilities Kent students can load money on to their Student identification card at the Payments Office (9:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday). Each recharge must be a minimum of $10.


Charges for printing and photocopying are as follows:

Size Cost
A4 Black & White 10 cents per page
A4 Colour 20 cents per page
A3 Black & White 20 cents per page
A3 Colour 40 cents per page




Scanning is available for free and sent via email.




Student computers are available for all students both inside the library, available during library operating hours; as well as inside the adjacent study lab, available during campus operating hours.



Researching is a critical skill to learn while you are studying at Kent. Although there is no “correct” way of researching for your assignments there are some assured methods that will make your research more effective. If you need assistance in conducting your research, ask the librarian or your ALS staff member.




The catalogue is a record of all the items held in the Library. These include your prescribed textbooks, additional reading material and journals. You can search the catalogue by:

  • Author’s Name
  • Title of the book you are searching for
  • Keywords (names and words from the title of the book)
  • Subject (e.g. Marketing)


The books are arranged in the Library using the Dewey Classification [numbers] System. The numbers range from 000-999 depending on the subject. It is vital that you get the correct number to enable you to find the book as quickly as possible.


Database and Electronic Resources


EbscoHost is a database that allows Kent students access to academic journals and articles. Ebsco’s database Business Source Complete is a definitive scholarly business database. Business Source Complete covers the most important scholarly business journals dating back to 1886. In addition to the searchable cited articles from more than 1200 journals, it also provides full text journals in all disciplines of business and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, case studies, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, and more.


State Libraries of NSW and VIC


All Kent students are encouraged to join the State Library of NSW and VIC. This will provide access to local and international newspapers, full text journals, e-books, magazines and digital images from the heritage collections. With your free State Library card, you can access over 80% of the Library’s e-resources from anywhere, anytime – you just need to be a New South Wales or Victorian resident.


You can join on-line and have your card posted to you or pick it up from the Library. The State Library card gives you remote access to the State libraries e-resources.


At the beginning of each trimester, the Kent Librarian arranges groups of students to visit both Librararies and arrange membership directly.


University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) Library


Students may visit and access UTS Library and use the library facilities for research and learning 10 times per year only, free of charge. You can spend the whole day in the UTS library as one of your 10 free visits. Please have your student card and proof of address such as a bill or statement with your current address printed on it. To access the UTS Library, the first time you visit you will register with this information. Then you can do research and learning in the library up to 10 times every calendar year. If you want computer access, you must take your own laptop. Wifi Internet access is not available. UTS Library is close to Chinatown.


Address: 10-11 Ultimo Rd, Haymarket NSW 2000


Hours: Monday to Thursday, 8:00 – 21:00; Friday, 8:00 – 18:00; Saturday & Sunday, 13:30 – 17:00.


Phone: (02) 9514 3666

Loans and Borrowing


Loan Period Number of books you can borrow Renewals
7 day loan 5 1
2 day loan 2 0
3 hour loan 1 0


Note: One copy of each prescribed text is “Not for Loan” for use inside the Library