Features of the new Library
More study space
This vibrant, yet comfortable and supported learning environment features a variety of spaces that includes both secured and open spaces that has almost double the seating. Light and airy social spaces connect seamlessly with purpose-designed study spaces, outdoor and weather-protected terrace gardens; collaborative, silent and quiet study areas; and consultation and seminar rooms. The versatility of the transformed Library spaces facilitate extended opening hours.
New Service Model
A new service model has strengthened links between the Library and student support services including the Study and Learning Centre and the Disability Liaison Unit. Roving service staff (equipped with answers for common questions) are guiding students to Librarians for reference, research and information management assistance. The Library and student support areas collaborate to offer study skills classes, drop-in sessions and other learning initiatives.
The transformed Library supports both onsite and online learning and teaching. Individual and collaborative computing facilities and accessible power outlets are readily available. High-quality wireless internet spans the buildings and surrounds. Digital exhibition, signage and learning technologies complement face-to-face student support.
Improved Access to Collections
The complete refurbishment, over two levels (5 and 6) of buildings 8, 10 and 12, consolidates the physical collection into building 8. Digital and physical collections will continue to be tailored to learning, teaching and research needs. Well-lit shelves with wheelchair accessible aisles will be clearly arranged. New display and exhibition facilities are aiding engagement with the Library’s collections as well as highlighting core collections. External return chutes simplify the return of loans.