The University of Sydney Library is the library system of the University of Sydney. The University of Sydney (informally Sydney Uni or USyd) is the oldest university in Australia According to its publications, it is the largest academic library in the southern hemisphere, with a print collection of over 5. An academic library is a Library which serves an institution of higher learning such as a College or a University — libraries in secondary and primary Southern Hemisphere is the half of a Planet that is South of the Equator —the word hemisphere literally means 'half ball' 1 million items (circa 2005).  It is composed of over fourteen libraries across nine campuses of the university. The main building, Fisher Library, is named after Thomas Fisher, an early benefactor.
Amongst the collection are many rare items such as one of the two extant copies of the Gospel of Barnabas, and a first edition of Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica by Sir Isaac Newton. The Gospel of Barnabas is a substantial book purporting to be a depiction of the life of Jesus by his disciple Barnabas, who in this work is one of the The Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica ( Latin: "mathematical principles of natural philosophy" often Principia Sir Isaac Newton, FRS (ˈnjuːtən 4 January 1643 31 March 1727) Biography Early years See also Isaac Newton's early life and achievements
Fisher Library is the main library of the University and located on Eastern Avenue in the Camperdown/Darlington campus of University of Sydney adjacent to Victoria Park. The University of Sydney (informally Sydney Uni or USyd) is the oldest university in Australia Victoria Park is a large Park in Sydney, situated on the corner of Parramatta road and City road between the University of Sydney and Broadway Shopping Although the University library had previously been housed in the original building, in what is presently the Senate Room, its collection was moved to the purpose-built Fisher Library when it was completed in 1908. The original building constitutes the south-western corner of the Main Quadrangle and the original reading room is now MacLaurin Hall. Fisher Library moved to its present location in 1962. The current library consists of two conjoined buildings, which were built separately due to funding issues in the early days of the university.
Fisher Undergraduate library (Building F03) was built in 1962 and holds multiple copies of texts commonly used by undergraduate students of the university. This building also houses the computer access centre, the audio and visual collection, the rare books and special collections section, and the photocopying room.
Fisher Research library (Building F04) was built in 1967 with copper clad outer walls and is an accessible stack library with a larger and more historical collection. A library is a collection of information sources resources and services and the structure in which it is housed it is organized for use and maintained by a public body an institution
This building also houses the East Asian collection. There is additional space in the F04 building which is used by the School of Psychology. Until the end of 2005, the basement of the building also housed the Fishery Café, a location largely unknown to most of the student population probably because it was unable to be accessed from the front of the building nor from within the library itself. This side entrance to the building is currently closed due to construction of the new Faculty of Law building, between the Fisher Research and Carslaw buildings, and fronting Victoria Park and Eastern Avenue.
Most of the other libraries of the University of Sydney Library are associated with particular Schools and Faculties. While these libraries specialise in their collections, there is no restriction on the use of any of these libraries by borrowers.
In mid-2008, the SciTech Library will open in the new Usyd Central building on Darlington campus. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common  It will consolidate the collections of the Architecture, Engineering, Madsen and Mathematics libraries in one location.