About Us

UniShop is a UOW student's number one resource for key academic materials. Our store is located on the ground floor of Building 11. If you catch the bus to campus you will see us on the left as you walk in from the bus terminal on Northfields Ave - can't miss us! 

A one stop shop for all your study essentials, grab your textbooks, course notes, course equipment and stationery… and of course your afternoon snack with a pick ‘n’ mix lolly wall instore. Hire your academic dress, or deck yourself out with official UOW gear and merchandise.Top up Opal Cards, phone credit, use our dry cleaning service, plus much more!

Visit Apple authorised service provider, Mac1 inside the UniShop store, offering the best advice, support and accessories for your Apple products.

Our store features a range of fiction and non-fiction book titles with arguably one of the largest and loveliest children’s book ranges in the Illawarra. Make a visit with the family and look through our beautiful range in one of our reading nooks or lounges.

The UniShop team are passionate about books and literature, and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help solve even the most intricate queries. So don't hesitate to ask us if you're looking for something hard to find - we love nothing more than to pair readers to their favourite books! 

UniShop's reach is not limited solely to the campus community, and our doors are always open to the general public. We also coordinate book launch events around the Illawarra, bringing publishers, authors and their readers together. Not only this, but UniShop has an extensive partnership with regional educational institutions - supplying books, and hosting book fairs to school libraries around Illawarra / South Coast.

UniShop is a not for profit business with our surplus funds put into student engagement programs and facilities including building new student spaces on campus, running student development, volunteering and entertainment programs. Our goal is to enhance the university community experience with a dynamic and engaging campus environment to complement the academic activities of the University.


The UniShop first opened in 1992, employing over 30 people. The bookshop manager at the time managed over triple the amount of textbooks we have today - stocked from ceiling to floor! Sales in the store operated on primarily a cash basis, with cards having to be manually authorised over the phone - can you imagine lining up for textbooks then!? Luckily times have changed and UniShop now offers a same day express click and collect service and delivery! Simply order online before 10am and skip the queue in store to pick up your books after 2pm.

UniShop continually reviews the range of books and merchandise in store, regularly making changes to best suit the needs of the campus community. Print or digital, UniShop has the textbooks you need in the format you want.

UniShop Services

UniShop is not just a bookshop. UniShop provides a large range of products and services to the UOW & the wider community.


  • Assistance with textbook / general book enquiries
  • Special book orders 
  • Delivery of textbooks / general books / course notes.
  • Laminating
  • Opal Cards / Recharge 
  • Prepaid phone credit / recharge
  • Dry cleaning service available in store.


  • Textbooks & Course Notes purchase in store on online
  • General Books including Fiction, Non-Fiction, Travel, Crime, Biographies, Childrens Books, School workbooks & more.
  • IT & Technology - Tablets, Portable Storage, Hardware, Headphones, Phone Chargers & adapters,
  • Stationery products
  • Snacks & drinks
  • UOW Memorabillia and Clothing
  • Gifts
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