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Morris Miller Library

View of the Morris Miller Library building

The Morris Miller library is located on the Sandy Bay campus, Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay

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Phone: +61 3 6226 2227

Email: AskUs

Morris Miller Library
Client Services phone number +61 3 6226 2227
Client Services email
Postal address Private Bag 25 Hobart 7001


In order to adhere to Government guidelines physical distancing must be maintained in all libraries.  Opening hours may change so please continue to check this page or Latest Library News and FAQs

During Semester the Morris Miller Library

  • Will be staffed from 8:45am - 5pm, Monday to Friday - Library and UConnect services can be accessed during these hours
  • Between 7.30am - 8.45am and 5.00pm-10.00pm, Monday to Friday & Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 10.00pm the library will be open as study spaces only - there will be no access to Library or UConnect services
  • Access to library collections will be during the staffed hours only
  • Outside of Opening hours there is no access to the Library, including no after hour weekend access

There is no 24/7 access

Second Semester

Monday 12 July – Sunday 7 November

Monday - Friday   7.30am - 10.00pm
Access to collections & Library or UConnect services  8.45am - 5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday (16 October-7 November) - study space only 10.00am - 10.00pm
Public holidays - Study space only10.00am - 10.00pm

Disclaimer: These hours may change in the future

 Morris Miller Library

Print Morris Miller Library floor plan 

Level One

Level 2 - Morris Miller Library

Level Two

Entrance level for Library users

  • Wired and Wireless network for laptops
  • 27 PCs (computers 1,2,3, can be booked)
  • 1 Print/copy/scan
  • Scanner
  • Exhibition display cabinets
  • E Lab 2
    (for student use unless reserved for a class booking)
  • Group Study Room 2 & 3 with computer (online booking)
  • 1 Catalogue computers
  • Library self-check machine
  • Disabled toilet

Client Services Desk

For assistance with:

  • Printing accounts, e-mail passwords,
    borrowing & return of loan items
  • IT support desk (wireless laptop set-up)
  • Enquire here about assignment & research assistance

Reserve area (quiet study area)

  • High use course material
  • Ready reference collection
  • Document Delivery & Hold items awaiting collection
  • 1 Print/copy/scan
  • Library self-check unit
  • Wired network ports & power points for laptops.
  • Study desks

Level 3 - Morris Miller Library

Level Three

Access: Lift or stairs

Level 4 - Morris Miller Library

Level Four

Note: Level Four is a silent study area

Access: Lift or stairs

Level 5 - Morris Miller Library

Level Five

Note: Level Five is a silent study area

Access: Lift or stairs

  • In your Library you can find the spaces you can work in groups - Spaces for us
  • If you need a place where you can work quietly on your own please check Spaces for me

Audiovisual collections

Level 4: Non-book material such as videos, DVDs, kits, cassettes and records. Most are available for loan

Collection codes: -
Morris Miller Cassette, Morris Miller DVD, Morris Miller Kit, Morris Miller Phonocassette,
Morris Miller Phonodisc, Morris Miller Video

Curriculum collection

Level 4: A wide range of materials intended for use by teachers in the classroom or in preparing work for the classroom. Its main users are Education students and academic staff. The collection includes children's fiction and non-fiction, teacher reference books, curriculum guidelines , kits, videos, pictures, posters and large format books. Most of the material is available for loan, but restrictions may apply.

Collection code: - Morris Miller Curric

Microform collection

Housed on level 4 of the Morris Miller Library : It comprises material in both microfiche and microfilm format covering a range of subjects. Includes back-runs of major newspapers. Microform readers and reader-printers are also available on Level 4. If you require help with using microforms, please ask at the Client Services Desk.

Collection codes: - Morris Miller MicFilm, Morris Miller MicFiche

Quaker collection

Level 5:

Material deposited with the University by the Society of Friends with subsequent additions by the Library. The collection covers all aspects of the Society of Friends, their religion, philosophy, life and thought. All items are listed in the library catalogue. Material in this collection is not available for loan and should be used in the Library.
Some items designated Morris Miller Quaker Rare are located in the Special & Rare collections.

Contact or phone +61 3 6226 2789 or +61 3 6226 7883  for access

Collection code: - Morris Miller Quaker

See also Quaker Life in Tasmania - online exhibition (including a history of the Quaker Collection).

Royal Society Collection

Level 5:

The Royal Society of Tasmania (RST) Library is maintained by the UTAS Library. The Collection comprises a diverse range of 5000+ books and 650 journal titles (some held on open-access shelves and others in the restricted Rare Room), early maps and many early 19th century private family deposit collections. Its flagship journal, the RST Papers & Proceedings, is held in both paper and electronic formats. The RST Library also holds approximately 2000 rare and early manuscripts and books, including the oldest printed book (c1472) in Tasmania.

As this material can only be used in the reading room, you should contact or phone +61 3 6226 2789 or +61 3 6226 7883  to make an appointment

Rare Books

Level 5:

The Rare Book Collection is housed in the restricted-access Rare Room. The Collection comprises more than 8500 books and journals from a range of sub-collections including Christ College, Dunbabin, Baikie, Quaker, Royal Society of Tasmania (more than 2000 rare books and serials), St John Fisher College, Andrew Inglis Clark, Boyes, Franklin, Walker plus other donated or acquired rare materials. Most of the rare books have been catalogued however much of the Christ Collection rare book and manuscript collection remains uncatalogued.

This area is staffed
Monday - Wednesday - 9:30 - 5.00 pm (closed 12.30-1.30 for lunch)

As this material can only be used in the reading room, you should contact or phone +61 3 6226 2789 or +61 3 6226 7883  to make an appointment

Collection codes:- Morris Miller Rare, Morris Miller Quaker Rare, Morris Miller Roy Soc Rare,
Morris Miller College Rare etc

Reference collection

Level 2: A small range of encyclopaedias, dictionaries (both language and specialised subject dictionaries), directories, major bibliographic works, and abstracting tools. There is also a wide range of general and multi-disciplinary material.

Collection code: - Morris Miller Ref

Learning and Research Librarians
Chris Evans
Chris Evans
Senior Librarian, Learning  & Research

Ph +61 3 6226 2132 
Email : 
Heather Mitchell, Liaison Librarian
Heather Mitchell
Ph +61 3 6226 7217
Email :
Ruairi Murphy, Student Learning Librarian
Ruairi Murphy
Ph +61 3 6226 7287
Scott Wylie, Librarian
Scott Wylie
Ph +61 3 6226 2225
Research Librarian
Ruth Thomas
Mon & Fri
Ph + 61 3 6226 6160
Email :
Michaela Venn, Research Librarian
Michaela Venn
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
Ph + 61 3 6226 4812
Email :
Reading Lists

Liz Helsing

Liz Helsing
Resources and Services Librarian
Reading Lists
Ph +61 3 6226 1002

Leonie Alias

Leonie Alias
Library Officer,
Reading Lists (Launceston)

Ph +61 3 6324 3418

Transcription Service
Debra Wilson - Transcription Services
Debra Wilson
Senior Librarian,
Resources and Services -  Manager 

Ph +61 3 6226 2207
Pam Pilcher - Transcription Services
Pam Pilcher
Library Officer,
Transcription Services

Ph +61 3 6226 2211
Clare Evans - Transcription Services
Clare Evans
Library Officer,
Transcription Services

Ph +61 3 6226 2211
Document Delivery
Rachel Adams, Library Officer
Rachel Adams
Library and Facilities Coordinator
Ph +61 3 6226 2880
Susanna Hennighausen
Susanna Hennighausen
Library Officer
Ph +61 3 6226 2230
Special Collections

the Special & Rare Librarian Librarian

Wendy Rimon
Special Collections Librarian
Ph +61 3 6226 2789
(Monday, Tuesday & Friday)

Special & Rare Collections Library Staff

Heather Excell
Library Officer
Ph +61 3 6226 7883
(Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)