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Our Library: 1972-2011

Learning and teaching

2008-2011

Unprecedented demand for study spaces

The success of the Library extension and refurbishment can be measured by the number of clients using the spaces created. To meet ever-increasing demand for a place to study, learn and engage in the student experience, the existing footprint of the Library was re-purposed, enabled by the:

  • Strategic acquisition of ejournal backfiles
  • De-duplication of print journals
  • Removal of 2.3 kilometres of shelving on Level 2
  • Construction of 8 new bookable group study rooms; using high quality, sound buffering glass
  • Addition of individual, powered study carrels on all levels
  • Integration of the Postgraduate study rooms to improve openness and transition between spaces

Library study spaces 2011

2006-2008

From solitary study to a choice of styles

While the provision of quiet space remains essential to any contemporary library, other areas are now available to support current and future learning styles. The extension provides:

  • An overall increase of 350 study seats
  • Dedicated quiet areas
  • Increased natural lighting and tranquil vistas
  • Formal group study rooms and informal group study areas on all floors
  • Tailor-made music and media spaces
  • Relaxed reading lounges with a range of comfortable seating
  • Desk sizes to suit the study purpose – individual carrels to larger workstations
  • Multipurpose labs seating 30 and 40 students for hands-on information literacy instruction or computer access
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Content by: University Librarian

Last reviewed: 11 July, 2014